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EDGEFIELD, S C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 19,1915 NO. 12
Divisional W. M. U. Meeting.
Mrs. Turner Entertained
Apollo Music Club. His
torical Meeting Held.
The divisional meeting of the
Ridge association convened at Dry
Creek church on Wednesday and
Mrs. John O. Gough of Manning
state field organizer of mission so
cieties, was present and added much
to the interest and benefit of the
meeting. Mrs. P. L. Stevens who
has charge of the mission study pre
sided during the day. Jt was a great
pleasure to all to have Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher present, and she made an
inspiring, heart-to-heart talk. The
devotional exercises were led by
Mrs. Henry Forrest, president of
the Dry Creek mission society which
was followed by a talk on Bible
study by Mrs. P. J. Quattlebaum of
Ridge. Mrs.H. W.Jackson had charge
of the noonday devotional. After
an hour or more at luncheon the
body assembled and were led in the
devotionals, by Mrs. T. H. Posey.
Mrs. Gough's talk was eagerly lis
tened to as she spoke so earnestly
to those before her and all were in
spired to nobler efforts. The Y. W.
A. round table led by Miss Zena
Payne, closed the meeting.
While in Charleston recently,
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher had the honor
of laying the corner stone of the
Eliza Hyde chapel, which is being
erected by the South Carolina Sun
beams of which organization she is
leader. The beloved Miss Hyde, a
great suubeara worker, spent her
life in the interest of this work and
it is fitting that this chapel bears
The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs.
M. W. Clark.on Friday afternoon
with 19 members present and dur
ing business, plans for the poster
parade were made, and other points
concerning the welfare of the union
were discussed. The subject for the
afternoon was "Peace," and selec
tions were given by Miss Eva Rush
ton and Mesdames M. T. Turner
and James White. The next meet
ing will be flower mission day, Jen
nie Cassedy's birthday and Mrs. ().
D. Black who is superintendent of
the flower mission department will
have charge of the meeting. Before
the meeting closed the hostess serv
ed refreshing frozen strawberry
cream and pound cake which was
Mrs. P. N. Keesee entertained a
few friends on Wednesday after
noon and two hours were happily
spent, the chief diversion being pro
gressive rook. Four tables were
played and at the conclusion the
prize was presented to Miss Nina
Ouzts by the hostess. Mrs. Harry
Hamilton was an honor guest, and
her friends enjoyed meetiug with
her. A delightful repast was served
after the game.
On Saturday afternoon the Apol
lo music club met with Mrs. M. T.
Turner with a full attendance, and
during the business period matters
of interest to the club were discuss
ed and at the next meeting the study
course for the year will be under
consideration. The name of Mrs.
Earl Crouch was added to the club
roll, the membership now being 24.
The subject for the afternoon was
miscellaneous and the following pro
gram was arranged by the program
committee: "Nocturne," Mrs. Leon
Stansell; valse ungnonne, Mrs. Thos.
Hoyt; vocal solo, Mrs. James White;
selections from Martha, Mrs. James
Cullum; Polichinelle, Miss Gladys
Sawyer; vocal duet, "Cail me thine
own," Mrs. H. W. Crouch, Miss
Elise Crouch; violin solo, Mrs. O.
D. Black; "Barecrelle," MrB. Mims
Walker; vocal solo, 'I hear thee
calling me," Miss Clara Sawyer;
prelude, Miss Emma Bouknight:
'"Minuet," Mrs. W. F. Scott. After
this was enjoyed the guests mingled
some out on the shady veranda, and
frozen cream and pound cake was
served by Misses Frances and Bes
sie Ford Turner, Bettie Waters and
Mary Perry. The club colors gold
and white were prettily carried out
in boutonni?res of flowers on each
service. Before departure, the nower
garden of the hostess was enjoyed.
The historical meeting of the
Mary Ann Buie chapter, D. of C.,
was held with Mrs. W. L. Coleman
on last Thursday afternoon. The
historian, Mrs. O. D. Black, in
opening the meeting gave interest
ing current events and points of the
Confederate re-union. "The iUgs
Trenton Children's Day.
At Trenton Methodist church last
Sunday morning a large congrega
tion enjoyed the following program:
Soldiers of the King.
Processional: "We Are Little
Soldiers Marching," by school.
Recitation, Lois Black.
] 'rayer, by the pastor.
Announcement of theme of pro
gram: Song: "The Son of God Goe9
Forth to War," by school and con
Recitation and Song, Cornelia
Webb and Willie Padgett.
Recitation: "A Hero," Hugh
Recitation: "Put on the Whole
Armor of God," Fred Bryan, Jim
Herlong, Nat Herlong, Earl Black.
Song: ' Soldiers of Christ Arise,"
school and congregation.
Bible Exercise: "The Sword of
the Spirit," Ray Black, Samuella
Padgett, Louise Padgett, Edith
"Little Soldier of the King,"
Gladys Whitlock, Louise Black, Joe
Clarke, Edna Shealy, Fred Salter,
I Eva Duncan, Roy Webb, Zelee
Gradi* Roll Reception and Exer
cise, Pearl Duncan, Lois Black,
Offering Speech, Leila Quarles.
Temperance Exercise, Pearl Dun
can, Pete Duncan, Homer Walker.
Exercise: "I've a Story to Tell
to the Nations," Eva Pruitt, Con
nie Clarke, Sue May Herlong, Ma
ry Helen Harrison, Marion Clarke,
Edil h Herlong, Grace Salter.
Congregation: "Onward Chris
Prayer and Benediction.
?. D. C. Meeting.
Program for IL D. C. meeting
May 19, to be held at the home of
Miss Annie DeLoach at 4:30 p. m.
President will call meeting to or
der, opening with the Lord's prayer
by members standing. After busi
ness the following historical pro
gram will be rendered:
Wrongs of history righted by
"The Picket f^uard" reading by
Miss Ruth Tompkins.
The cotton gin, its real and dis
Paper read at Lucinda Horn
Chapter* Saluda, S. C., real by Mrs.
Alvin Etheredge and loaned to
Edgefield chapter U. D. C., will be
read bv Mrs. R. A. Marsh.
R. S. V. P.
of the Confederacy," was read by
x\Iis8 Eva Rushton, and Mrs. M. L.
Kester gave the selection, "The war
between the states." The subject
for the afternoon was "Arlington,"
and as Mrs. M. T. Turner has charge
of this feature of the work she was
asked to conduct the program and
in so doing gave some important
facts concerning the monument and
the work. Piano solo, "Southern
medley," Mrf. Bartow Walsh; origi
nal paper, "Arlington," Mrs. J. P.
Bean; "The Arlington monument,"
Miss Clara Sawyer; vocal solo,
"Carry me back to ole Virginny,"
Mrs. James White; "Arliugton a
mile stone in history," Mrs. P. B.
The game of living checkers
which will be played here on June
3, under the auspices of the D. of
C., will be an attraction that will
draw a large crowd and the blind
folded game between the two ex
perts that evening will no doabt
draw a large crowd.
Every year the Mary Ann Buie
chapter gives a picnic for the pleas
ure of the veterans of camp McHen
ry and the elderly ladies of the
Mr. and Mrs. Bartow Walsh and
little son, William, of Sumter, are
guests in the home of Mr. Wm. Lee
Mrs. Kneece of Batesburg spent
the week-end here in the home of
her father, Mr. J. R. Hart.
Miss Virgie Courtney is the guest
of friends in Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Mobley have
returned from Auburndale, Fla.,
where they spent the winter.
Mrs. Wilson and little son, of
Spartanburg have been visiting Mrs.
J. W. Marsh.
Mrs. Harriet Kenny is in Aiken
visiting her sister, Mrs. McCartha.
. On Friday Mrs. Laura Ready re
ceived a message summoning her to
the bedside of her brother, Mr. F.
Coleman, of Saluda, he having
suffered a stroke of paralysis and
was in-Vvery critical state.
In Spite of Rain Sunday Schteo
Convention -Held. Topics
Discussed. Philippi |p
On Wednesday May 12 at; ll
a. m. the E leefield Int?r-denomina
tional Sunday school convention
convened with the Plum Braach
Baptist church. The rains of-the
previous day, the muddy roads, and
threatening signs of rain fe:- the
day, no doubt kept many from at
tending who fully expected ;?o be
lhere. By taking advantage o&Mpw
of the more promising honre ?f thc
morning and making use of trains
as a means of travel, quite a num
ber from the surrounding chantry
and from up and down the railroad
? ere present. The schools represent
ed w:rePlum Branch Baptist. St.
Paul's M. E., Parksville, Ma-loo,
("lark's Hill, Rehoboth, White
Town and Bethany from th&jwest
side and Harmony, Mt. Calvary and
Philippi from the east side of the
county. The people of Plum Branch
had bt?en preparing for and looking
forward to its coming with a great
<li-al of pleasure and to them as well
as other* attending it was a disap
pointment at not. having more"pres
ent, but God's ways are not Jean's
ways and all those present could do
was to crrry out the program as
nearly as possible by substituting
some one present for any one who
happened to be : absent and b^ so
doing almost every part of the pro
gram wis carried out.
J. C. Morgan, was elected presi
dent and J. M. Bussey, secretary and
treasurer. The committees remain
in charge for the ensuing year.
After carrying out the program
for the morning session, the conven
tion adjourned fordinner. Rain was
still falling but a roost sumptuous
fea,st was served in the church. We j
can't, say whether we ' Wercjjyp-J
strained irom having to do ???ble
duty on account of the absence of
others or from appetite but we can
assure you we did all that could
have been expected of us on this
Plum Branch Baptist church has
recently installed a splendid new
piano. This with the combined vo
cal talent of both churches made the
music of the convention quite an in
spiration and from time to time
those present were refreshed by th**
The afternoon program was car
ried out in same way as forenoon.
Mrs. W. S. Middleton had prepared
and read a most excellent paper on
"How to have good music." The
convention requested that this paper
be published and we hope soon to
see it in print so that those not
present may have the benefit of it.
The discussion of the various sub
jects were entered into with quite a
good deal of interest and the first
day of the Convention was brought
to a successful close and the dele
gates ano. visitors repaired to the
hospitable homes of the neighbor
hood hoping for better weather on
Thursday morning at 10:30 de
votional exercises were conducted
by Bro. T. K. Collier, after which
the president called the convention
Reports and suggestions from the
different Sunday schools were heard
many of which were vet y encourag
ing. A report was read from Mrs.
J. H. White, superintendent of
cradle roll work and the suggestions
offered in her paper which were
quite timely were referred to the
executive committee. The selection,
training and qualifications of the
teacher, how to teach the lesson and
duty of the teacher to the class and
class to teacher were all lnteresting
lv discussed during the morning
session. More favorable weather
brought out a larger crowd and the
forenoon services were very instruct
ive and helpful. At 1:00 o'clock all
were invited to another sumptuous
dinner, this time out of doors on a
table under the shade of the trees
where everyone had free access and
as the day before was not passed
At 2:30 p. m. the congregation
reassembled to enjoy again the
good music and listen to the discus
sion of "What are the aims of the
Sunday school work, and how can
the results be ascertained." 1 his
subject was disoussed bv a number
of those interested in Sunday school
work, after which the different com
Rains Last Week Great Benet it
to Farmers. Mr. Reel Seri
ously Injured. Long Fish
We had fine rains last week
which have given us fairly good
stands of cotton, and made the corn
land so it can be preoared and
planted. The rain helped the oats
a good deal but was too late to
make a full crop. They are short
but will make about half they did
Mr. \V. T. Reel had a very seri
ous and painful accident last week.
He went in to fix his gas generator
and refill it, as he had been without
lights for several nights. He thought
there was no gas in the generator,
no after working on it for some
time he called for a lantern so Le
could see better to do the work.
When he entered the room with the
lantern there was an explosion. He
was knocked down and badly burn
ed and cut about the face. He went
immediately to Edgefield and the
doctors took him to the Augusta
hospital. At first tbey said there
was no hope Tor the recovery of his
sight, but now the specialists think
they may restore partial sight in
one eye. There is no hope for the
other one. The accident has cast a
gloom over this whole community,
for '"BUI" Reel was a friend to
everyone, and every one is his
friend. We sincerely hope and pray
that he may recover his ?ight.
Up to the rain last week fishing
was the order of the day, about 25
of the Morgans, Reels and Brun
son's, womeu and children included,
spent two days and nights on Moul
trie's pond. They caught plenty
o? fish and had a fine time. Mr. Joe
Bi anson has been up on his semi
annual visit to his brothers at
Turkey creek, and he joined the
P*Th'e Sunday school at the Brun
son school hon8e decided yesterday
to take a collection June 6 for
the Baptist hospital in Columbia.
For some time we have been
wanting to publish the list of local
registrars appointed as provided by
law tv report all births and deaths
in their respective townships, but
not until within the past few days
have we been able to seo ure a com
plete list. We give herewith the
name of each registrar for Edge
field county and the town or town
ship from which he is to report: J.
A. Tiraraerman, the towri of Edge
field, Wi*eand Pickens townships;
W. H. Timmer.nan, Elmwood and
Blocker; W. H. Quailes, Collins;
r. E. Miller, Colliers; J. D. Hugh
ey, Hibler and Talbert; R. A. Tim
merman, Meriwether; L. R. Brun
son, Sr., Moss; Dr. J. J.!. Adams,
Plum Branch; J. R. Moss, Shaw;
J. A. Lott, Ward; C. Robertson,
The registrars make a report
each month to the State Board of
Health, receiving, by way of com
pensation for their services, 25
cents for each birth and death re
Call Upon Mr. Marsh.
We have received a note from
Mr. S. B. Marsh in which he en
dorses the suggestion The Adverti
ser made last week as to different
churches and Sunday schools ar
ranging a temperance rally during
the spring or early summer. Mr.
Marsh stated that he will be pleas
ed to give personal assistance to
those who contemplate arranging
for a temperance meeting. Call
upon Mr. Marsh to help in this im
portant work. Let's not wait until
on the eve ot the election in Sep
tember before we begin to arouse
interest and create sentiment. Let's
mittees made their reports and the
convention was adjourned to meet
at Philippi church on Wednesday
and Thursday before 3rd Sunday in
May 1916. We who attended the
convention feel that we have been
richly repaid and only regretted that
so many had been deprived of ming
ling with the good people of Plum
Branch and taking part in a work
that means so much to the advance
ment of the Sunday school work in
Edgefield county. B.
The national W. C. T. ?. has set
aside the month of May as poster
month, when prohibition sentiment
is to be created through the use of
the poster. In obedience to the
suggestion, the local union here
made use of the poster idea in a
new way, .that of having a poster
This parade was held at 5 o'clock
on Thursday afternoon. Four very
efficient drummers had been secured,
Pendleton Jones Jr., Horace Jones
Lee Timmons and Glover Tomp
kins, who added zest to the oc
casion by their martial strains.
The parade gathered at the Baptist
church, where one hundred and
twelve poster? were in readiness for
as many children. From the church
the procession started, and march
ing from the Corner Store to the
depot and back again on the other
side of the street around the square
to the court house. Here they pass
ed across to the park and stand
ing around it, sang "America."
The posters were varied some of
them, the printed ones, secured from
the national W. C. T. U., and oth
ers, original ones, made by friends
of the cause. A number were made
by merchants and business men,
advertising their profession and at
the same time giving their views
on the question. These were very
attractive and added life to the en
The churches also had banners
and some statement of their respec
tive ideas on this subject. Posters
will be distributed over the county
in conspicuous places during the
month of May.
Begin Planning at Once.
What about a temperance rally
for your community? Do you not
think a public meeting will increase
interest in the cause of temperance?
Let's rocord every vole possible in
Edgefield county against whiskey.
Now is the time to begin, active
work if altogether satisfactory re
sult?) are realized. The Advertiser
will be pleased to announce and
give the widest possible publicity to
all temperance gatherings.
Keep Them Out.
It seems, from what can be gath
ered from the newspapers, that street
carnivals have been knocking at the
door of the city of Columbia, and
that after hearing from the business
men the council decided not to open
the door to them.
This looks good, aud we are glad
that these frauds are catching it in
a good many other places. People
are having their eyes opened to the
evils incident to carnivals, and they
are not having the walk over that
they used to have. Greenwood got
her fill long ago, and it is not likely
that she will have any more trouble
along this line. The shows that many
of them have are indecent, and from
a financial point they are injurious.
To hear th? carnival people talk
they are all good, and their promis
es of what they will and will not do
are all that could be asked, but there
is a wide difference between their
promise and the real thing.
The union meeting of the2n1
division of the Edgefield association
will meet with Antioch church on
the 29th and 30th of this month.
Saturday 10 a. m.: Devotional
service by the moderator.
Verbal reorts from churches.
1st Query-What is expected of
a Christian as a citizen, as a mem
ber of the church. Wallace Prescott,
L. R. Brunson.
2nd Query-Are our people as a
whole thoroughly imbued with the
missionary spirit? If not why not.
W. J. Gaines, W. L. Carpenter.
3rd Query-Is the Baptist hospi
tal worth while? S B Mays, J D
Exposition of the scripture; who
is my neighbor. Luke 10:29. Geo.
Wright, Martin Medlock.
Sunday a. ra. 10:30: Sunday
11-30-Missionary sermon by
Rev. J B Bozeman.
Afternoon services to be provided
P. B. Lanham.
We want the farmers to know
that we have just received a car of
Cerealite for top and side dressing.
Send in your orders.
W. W. Adams & Co.
MT, ZION TOPICS.
Missionary Society Active. Study
Japan and Africa. "Floyd
School Closes With
Since last writing on that subject
two very pleasant meetings of our
missionary society have been held.
The first was at the home of Airs.
VV. A. Pardue. Japan was the sub
ject of study for that afternoon, and
selections giving interesting infor
mation on that country and on our
mission work were read by
Mrs. J. M. Padgett and Misses Lilla
Mae Padgett, Mamie Cheatham and
Mary Gaines. At the close of the
meeting delightful refreshments
The next meeting was at the
home of Mrs. E. M. Padgett. This
time through appropriate selections
read our thoughts were directed to
the "dark continent." Following the
serious part of our exercises, an in
vitation to the dining room was not
nnwelcomed. How grateful that we
were not . \frica, but sympathiz
ing with our faithful missionaries
there and wishing to do all we could
for them, we enjo3*ed with zest the
tempting repast spread before us.
Not the last good of the roflex in
fluence of missions is the apprecia
tion which it gives us of our home
and the blessings of living in . a
Miss Mary Gaines has returned
home after having taught a very
successful term of the Floyd school.
The closing event was a delight
ful barbecue and picnic held in a
cool grove on the plantation of Mr.
Charles McClendon. A large crowd
was present from this and adjoining
neighborhoods. After enjoying the
bountiful refreshments, they listen
ed to addresses by Mrs. W. J.
Gaines and Mr. A. R. Fountain.
Mr. Gaines talked on the importance
of Christian education. Mr. Foun
tain gave an interesting -sketch of
the history of the school from the
time, a few years ago, when it held
a three month's session in a cabin,
to the present seven months term,
at increased salary for the teacher,
in one of the handsomest and best
equipped school buildings in Aiken
county. This school being near the
county line, is attended bv some pu
pils from Edgefield county. Prizes
were next awarded, those for first
and second scholarship to Annie
Mae and Roland Floyd, of Aiken
county, that for greatest advance
ment in study to little Henry Powell
of this county.
The sympathy of our entire com
munity is with Mr. and Mrs. Hite
Burton who, last, week, lost their
bright little daughter, Edith. A
brief sickness from pneumonia end
ed her life on last Tuesday night.
Funeral services were conducted at
the home on the following day by
Rev. P. B. Lauharn, after which,
the interment was made in the fami
Mrs. Malinda Maroney has re
turned to her home near Wagner,
taking with her for a visit her
grand daughter, Miss Sallie Pad
Mrs. Sue GaiDes is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Jason Whitlock, in
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pardue at
tended theShriners' banquet in Au
gusta last Thursday.
Miss Fannie Pardoe has returned
home for the summer after having
taught a school near Bamberg.
Encourage Neighborhood Gath
One of the greatest weaknesses
of country life heretofore has been
the absence of public recognition of
worthy effort. TneSfarmer or stock
man or school teacher might set a
worth*7 example for his fellows, but
public notice would not be directed
to it nor public recognition given as
an incentive for other like endeav
ors. Auything that brings our coun
try people together does good,and if
it brings them together for the pur
pose of recognizing and honoring
worthy effort, it is doubly useful.
This is why the country school com
mencement is worth so much. And
this is why every county should
have a county fair. With a country
commencement in the spring and a
county fair in the fall, it will be
hard to keep any county from catch
ing the spirit of progress-Progres