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VOLTSCT EDGEFIELD, S. GjpTCDNESDAY, MAY 26,1915 NO. 13
Death of Beloved Christian
Woman, Interesting Exer
cises and Picnic, Address
hy Dr. Jones.
In the home of her daughter, Mrs
Walter Miller, and surrounded by
all of her loving children except
Mrs. Martin of Floiida, Mrs. Mary
A. Miller, who for seventy-nine
years led a life of usefulness and
unselfisnness entered quietly and
serenely into the rest of a Heavenly
home that await "the pure in heart."
The summons was not unexpecetd
to her nor to those who watched by
her bedside with such undying and
faithful love an! just a short while
before she passed away she said,
"I am not afraid to die, but I hate
to be separated from you*', and now
that she has passed through the dark
valley of the shadow of death, she
is basking in her Savior's love,
while those who loved her are sor
rowing that her life with ns
tender inrtuence could not have been
spared longer. Mrs. Miller was of
that happy and social disposition
that made her always a welcomed
guest. Her friends loved her and she
in turn loved them to that depth
that to make sacrifices for them gave
her real pleasure and her fondness
for little children and her attentions
to them were particularly beautiful
ana tender, Mrs. Miller was noted
for her generosity, her charity, her
kindness to the needy and if one
trait had pre-eminence over the oth
er, it was her unbounded hospitali
ty. She was ever a consistent and
faithful member of Horn's Creek
church and it was there she was laid
to rest on Friday afternoon. She
loved flowers and a profusion of the
choicest and rarest formed a mound
beneath which she slej t. Rev. P. B.
Lanham, a friend and neighbor,con
ducted the burial services and spoke
beautifully and tenderly of the life
she had led. The children TV bc sur
vive her and who have the deepest
sympathy of the entire community
are Mesdames Emma Atkins, Wal
ter Miller, Matt Martin, S. B. Mays,
and Messrs. S. VV. Miller and Wal
lace W. Miller.
"Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave me now our lov?rd one
Friday the 21st was a Red Letter
day for Trenton, marking the clos
ing of the High School which has
been successfully taught by Prof.
H. W. Scott and his faithful as
sistants, Miss May Harrison, Miss
Maude Moore and Miss Ruth Sal
ter. A picnic was decided upon as
a form of entertainment with appro
priate indoor exercises, beginning at
noon as follows: Duet, Mrs. Scott,
MissMoore, followed by the invoca
tion, Rev. Mr. Taylor of G ran ne
ville. Then in his own inimitable
way Prof. Scott gave a cordial wel
come to the large audience, which
was followed 'by a much enjoyed
address by County Superintendent
of Education. Mr. W. W. Fuller,
who thereafter graciously awarded
a prize won by little Susan Eliza
beth Mathis for spelling in the
fourth grade and little Kathleen
Smith in the third grade. Then
came the crowning event of the day
an address by Dr. Pendleton Jones
of Edgefield who took for his sub
ject the three important verbs To
be, to have, to do. The Doctor is a
scholarly gentleman, and handled
his subject with inflexible integrity.
He was graceful, vigorous and elo
quent and held his hearers spell
bound. The program was inter
persed with three choruses by the
High School girls which showed
careful training^ "Pond Lilie?,'"
"Voices of the Words, and "Merry
June." Then came the hour for
dinner, when Trenton aeain evi
denced her hospitality and main
tained the reputation she has al
ways had. The afternoon was
given over to a double header,
base ball game, between the home
team and Graniteville, the first score
standing six to eight in favor o?
Graniteville, the second six to two
in Trenton's favor. In passing, it
would be unjust not to mention the
fair and gentlemanly conduct of
the Graniteville base ball team.
We commend them for it and we
considered it a pleasure to have them
with us. Another incident that
caused much laughter and merri
ment in the afternoon was the Bas
ket ball game between the Trenton
girls and the Town girls (boys
U. D. C. Meeting.
The TJ. D. C. meeting- for May
was held with Miss Annie DeLoach
Wednesday, the 18th. In the ab
sence of the president and the vice
president, Miss Mary Lnke, histori
an, presided. After the Lord's prayer,
several business matters were dis
cussed, chief of which was the pro
posal to purchase two cannon from
the Beaufort arsenal and place them
on either side of the Confederate
monument. These cannon are relics
of the war between the States, one
being taken from the Federals at
the battle of Holly Hill and the oth
er purchased from England by the
Confederate government. A commit
tee composed of Mrs. Lovic Smith,
Mrs. Lovic Mimsand Mrs. Percy
Feltham were authorized to make
every effort to accomplish this pur
chase at once. After the business
session, the following historical pro
gram was rendered: Question,
''Wrongs of history righted" an
swered by class. Mrs. R. A. Marsh
read a very fine paper? "The real in
ventor of the cotton gin," by Mrs.
Alvin Etheredge of the Lucinda
Horne chapter, Saluda. The con
cluding item was a beautifully
executed reading, "The Picket
Guard," by Miss Ruth Tompkins.
Two new members, Mrs. Pendleton
Jones and Mrs. Luke May, were
welcomed into the chapter. Miss
DeLoach, assisted by her sisters,
served strawberry cream with cake.
U. D. C. Announcement.
The JJ. D. C. chapter will hold
their next meeting with Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman, June 3, at 4:30 p.
m. This is the important meeting
of the year, as the annual election
of officers will occur, and a full at
tendance is desired. Each member
is requested to notify the hostess
whether she will be present or not.
dressed a? girls.) The score oh owed
Town girls. Prof. Scott and the
Hijih School girls aud boys have
been wishing with untiring enerby
to secure funds, with which to en
gage another teacher for the ensu
ing year. This is a most praise
worthy undertaking and should
meet the approval ol' all lovers or
?ducation. This would necessarily
advance the curriculum ot' the
school one year and when we con
sider what this means to our chil
dren and to our pocket books should
we not unhesitatingly rally to the
support cf another teacher. In con
ducting a booth on Friday last for
this purpose the girls realized ?22.80
to be added to the school fund.
Prof. Scott is pre-eminently the
risrht man in the right place. He
attends his duties witb unswerving
mg loyalty and he never falters in
his allegiance to the highest prin
ciples of truth and honor. We
should encourage him, we should
assist him. By so doing, we be
lieve the day is not far distant when
we 6hall have a better and more
Saturday afternoon Mrs^ Ran
dolph Swearingen invited about
seventy-five guests including the
children and mothers of the neigh
borhood to her hoiqDitable home, the
occasion being the birthday anni
versary of her lovely little Wilma.
The children enjoyed the afternoon
in a number of childish games ar
ranged for them and when the
precious little hostess led the way
into the dining room beautifully
adorned in pink and white, the
scene was a happy one and under
the shaded lights made a beautiful
picture. The birthday cake which
held the three lighted tapers
was especially lovely, being iced in
white with large pink roses. The
refreshments consisted of cream
and cake in pink and white and the
souvenirs were also a pleasing tea
ture for the children, dolls for the
girls and sacks of marbles for the
boys. Altogether it was a delight
ful affair and one that will be long
remembered both by the children,
and the 1 grown-ups "
Mrs. Mike Herlong has returned
from Saluda, where she was called
to the bedside of her daughter, Mrs.
J. C. Plunkett.
Mr. J. B. Knight, his mother
and younger brother and Mrs. T. J.
Hunter from Greenville, spent the
j week end in Treuton.
Mrs. Victoria Fitch, from Wash
ington, D. C.,isa charming visitor
in our midst at present. She is the
guest of Mrs. Austin Clark.
Regent's Report Old 96 District
Chapter, D. A. R.
On the 27th of April 1914 yo|$
Regent received notice of tr??
R?cognition' of the U. S. D. A. R|
.)f the Old 96 District Chapter.
On the 19th of February previous
to this fourteen women had met ap
the home of Mrs. Joe IL Cantelqw
for organization, having with uj&
the then State Regent, Mrs. F..
Louise Mayes. The following oiftv
?:ers were elected and a jears sj#?
vice has proved your wisdom in
their choice.Regent, Mrs A AWood;?
son; Vice-Regent, Mrs. B. E. Nichf
?.Ison; Secretary, Mrs. N. G. Evans;,
Treasurer, Mrs. D. B. Hollings
worth; Historian, Miss Sarah Ooh
lett, Registrar, Mrs. J. H. Allen;
Chaplain, Mrs. J. L Mims.
The first work of a substantial
kind upon which our Chapter en
gaged, was the observance of Flaj?,
and Independence day, at which
time a beautiful State Flag bearing:
the cresent and Palmetto tree o?
S ?uth Carolina was presented to th?
school. The presentation was made,
by Judge DeVore. Major Lyon re~
wiving it for the school. Miss Col-;
lett prepared and delivered a beau
tiful address upon the flags of our.
country and Hortense Woodsoa*
gave a welcome greeting to our
friends from the Old 96 District.
Dr. Jeffries acted as master of cere-,
monies. This was our only appear
ance in public.
Durinn the summer your regent,
who is a.so a member of the Revo-v
lutionary graves committee for the
State, visited many old grave-yards
iu her endeavor to locate revolu
tionary ? raves. She sent in, in her!
Smithsonian Institute report, a
record of about twenty-seven gravea,
located. Many of these graves
have no markers and it is now oar|
aim to place government head-stonesj
at these graves. The committed*
for this purpose being Mrs. Maggie^
Hill, Mrs. B. E. Nichol? "W am'
Mrs. D. B. Hollingsworth. \\ L.
contemplated the organization of a
childrens chapter and if Miss Chap
pell had not been compelled to leave
Edgeheld to attend upon her sick
mother, I believe this would have
been accomplished. Now, we are j
waiting on some person with pa
triotism and executive ability to
take up this work.
Our chapter has made contribu
I tions to the educational fund, given
la Christmas effering for the Memo-i
I rial Continental Hall, sent a con
tribution to the Red Cross fund,
given to the relief of the Belgians
and made a silver offering for the
Memorial Hall. We stand for edu
cation, for the preservation of his
tory and historical spots and for
temperance in all thing. We havn
secured five lineage books and have
had preseated to us an Indian peace
pipe from a Cherokee mound and a
bowl made by the Catawbas.
Our Historian has been most
zealous in her endeavors to perpet
uate the history of our section and
State. Many Historical papers have
been prepared, but none which has
been more widely read or more
highly appreciated than ber fine
sketch of Edgetield which showed
much research and which gave such
a true account of early Edgefield.
Our Treasurer has been most effi
cient and accurate in her account
ing. She has the interest of our
chapter at heart and we could never
find a woman to surpass her. Our
Registrar has also shown marked
efficiency in her line of work. You
will see by her report tin number of
papers which have passed through
her hands and you will find that her
office is no sinecure, and I know
you will appreciate her efforts as
Our two secretaries have per
formed the duties assigned them in
a manner most acceptable to your
regent and I am sure to our chapter.
Aud now has come the time of our
annual election, all of the above
officers with the chaplain, who has
been indefatigable in her efforts to
help in getting up papers as well as
in her office of chaplain, are elegi
ble to re election, in fact should be
I want to thank each and every
one of you for your assistance du
ring the year, for holding up my
hands, for without yocr help our
chapter would not have grown from
the infant to the lusty young per
son of twenty-one-for you know
that is our present membership.
Go forward with a determination
to accomplish something, even if it
I is only to add to the small amounts '
for. H. H. Townes Has Passed
llNews of the death of Dr Henry
,0ammond Townes, in Highlands.
*jL C., yesterday morning reached
We city yesterday.
i?T>r. Townes had been in wretched
j?alth for a long time, and v\as in
highlands in the hope that the
;<j||ange would improve him.
[pDr. Townes is WPII known in Au
[.?sta, where he had friends on all
regies. He was about 45 years of age.
? Jie. lived in Carolina, just across the
RgSJcen line in Edget?eld. He was?
[mien a visitor to Augusta.
.'??.Pr. Townes was highly regarded
^ all who knew him. He came from
j?.prominent Carolina family. His
!||fchei was Mr. H. II. Townes. His
^land-father was Judge VV. G. Har
e?fr ^e's survived by his wife and
.?ge brother. Mr. W. G. Townes,
awbminent in New York business
||??, who is just at this time in Eu
?The funeral will take place Wed
lay morning at ll o clock from
Sweetwater Baptist church, Rev. P.
3| Lanham officiating.-Tuesday's
Visit Senator Tillman.
Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins and
Miss Grace Tompkins spent Tues
;)&y afternoon at the home of Sena
and Mrs. B. R. Tillman. Mr.
wompkins found the Senator out in
the fieidpsuperintending the planting
ffj&bis sweet potatoes. In speakin?
"itt- Senator Tillman's farming, Mr.
'tompkins - said the people of this
section owe much to him for. intro
ducing Jersey^-cows. It was while
Senator Tillman resided upon hi*
farra below Horn's Creek that he
|i>urchased the first thoroughbred
ijg^eys ever brought to this county.
Iimproving the butter producing j
pities of cows, there is no way of j
imating the value that Jersey
? r&e been to tjiis,.county.
Tribute to Mrs. Miller.
Our entire community is bowed
with grief for a departed friend and
loved one. Thursday afternoon just
before sun down Mrs. Mary Miller
She was 82 years of age at the
time of her death. Her passing away
was preceded by an illness of sever
al which slowly undermined her
robust frame and brought to an end
a life active, upright and honorable.
Mrs. Miller was greatly beloved
liv every one, her gentle manner
and kindly sweet disposition mak
ing friends with all whom she came
in contact. A very touching and sad
tribute of love and respect was the
bearing of her bier by her nephews,
.Messrs. VV. H. Moss, Wallace Wise,
Warren Fair, Jim Miller, Albert
Miller and J. D. Mathis.
Mrs. Miller wan Miss Mary Ro
per before her marriage, being one
of the oldest families in the county.
She is survived by four daugh
ters and two sons, Mrs. Walter Mil
ler, Mrs. S. B. Mays, Mrs. Emma
Atkins, Mrs. M. N. Martin, Mes
srs. Sara and Wallace Miller, also
one sister and brother, Mrs. J. N.
Fair and Mr. Sam Roper. She was
la.id to rest at Horn's Creek Friday
afternoon the church with which she
united in early childhood. Rev.
P. B. Lanham conducted the funer
al. A. R
we have given this year, but please
decide on some on.* thing of impor
tance and carry it through. Let it
be our own individual work tben
our chapter will grow.
Make out and send in all of the
supplemental papers you can, be
cause, aside from the fact that it
g.ves you another revolutionary
bar, it adds another record, places
another name on the Honor Roll
in the Lineage Books. Find out I
ancient Indian mouuds, Indian rel
ics, spots of historic interest, and
each of you feel that you have as
much to do with the prosperity of
our chapter as your officers have,
then we will increase in numbers
and prosper financially. Work, get
up entertainments, celebrate every
historical day. You remember how
we enjoyed the beutiful celebration
of Washington's birth-day, let it be
repeated yearly. Nothing so makes
for prosperity as for people to see
you growing, and success breeds
success. So determine that our
chapter shall be the most prosperous
and most successful chapter in the
Fired in Discharge of Duty.
Monday afternoon Mr. C. T.
Broadwater, one of the chaingang
guards, shot and killed Lockhart
Moore, one of the convicts, the
chaingang being at work on the
road leading from Edgefield by An
tioch church. The negro escaped
from the garie and disappeared in
the woods near by. Just at the lime
Mr. Broadwater could not leave the
other convicts, but as soon as he
could pursue the negro he went into
the wood*. When the negro was
discovered in the bushes he made
another break for his liberty and
Mr. Broadwater fired upon him, the
wound resulting in his death. Lock
hart had served about three months
of a four-year term for stealing seed
An inquest was held by Coroner
T. E. Byrd and the verdict of the
jury was to the effect that deat'i re
sulted from a wound inflicted by
Mr. Broadwater in the discharge of
his official duty. Public sentiment
approves of Mr. Broadwater'? act.
Were guards to fail to use their
weapon when convicts escape, the
long-term convicts would frequently
make a break for liberty,feeling that
their life was not in jeopardy, li is
the fear that the gun will be used
that makes them easily managed.
The Edgefield graded and high
schools will close in two weeks.
The closing exercises of the graded
school will be held in the school
auditorium Wednesday evening,
June 2, the celebration by the Mc
Duffie literary society will be held
on Thursday evening, June 3, the
graduating exercises/will be held Fri
day June 4,there being ti vegraduates.
The address on Friday evening will
be delivered Dy Dr. C. E. Burts of
Rummage Sale a Success.
me young ladies wh'? coh?ucie?
the rura.nage sale Saturday in the
building on the corner, next door
to the Farmers Bank, were reward
ed for their efforts. They succeeded
in selling most of the articles that
were donated and at the close ol' the
day their sales amounted to about
$12. There was very little expense
to be deducted. It is probable that
the young ladies will conduct an
other sale later, as they are deter
mined to raise the necessary funds
for meeting their missionary appor
portionment for the V. W. A.
School Suffers Loss.
The graded and high schools ot
Edgefield sustain a heavy los*
through the failure of three teachers
to return next year. Occasional!.*
the trustees, patrons and pupils ex
perience a certain degree of relief
when a teacher announces that he
or she can not serve longer, but
such was not the case with Prof.
KOSH, Miss Gwaltney and Miss Tur
ner. All three of these teachers have
tilled their respective places in a
most acceptable manner and thore
is general regret that they declined
Mr. M. H. Deal.
The Advertiser has no hesitancy
in saying that one of the best citi
zens in the county, as well as one of
the most success!ul farmers,is Mack
Deal, who announce? his candidacy
this week for the position of cotton
weigher for the town of Edgefield.
fie possesses the qualifications nec
essary to fill this position satisfac
torily and if the people who market
cotton at Edgefield select him for
the place, Mr. Deal will not disap
Out For Cotton Weigher.
Although Mr. J. G. Byrd, the
man who has weighed cotton w.n.
even and exact justice for the past
several years, will not be a candi
date this year, the Pleasant Laue
Gilgal section has an aspirant for
the place who will in every sense
fill the bill, both to the satisfaction
of the seller and buyer. We refer
to Carr Williams, whose formal an
nouncement appears in this issue.
If elected he will render faithful
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.
Commencement This Week.
June Brides Honored. New
Century Club Holds
? + ?
The commencement exercises of
the High School will begin on Fri
day evening at 8:30 o'clock, and at
this time the recital of the music
class will be heard. On Sunday
morning in the school auditorium
the sermon will be preached by the
Rev. McLeod of the Episcopal
church, Charleston, and in all proba
bility h* will fill the pulpit of one
of the churches in the evening, The
graduating exercises will be held
on Monday evening the literary ad
dress to be made by Dr. Cromer of
Newberry college. Dr. Cromer is an
unusual speaker and something
above the ordinary is anticipated.
There are thirteen in the graduat
ing class this year and they have de
cided to wear the gowns and caps
on this occasion. Those to receive
diplomas are Misses Clevie Moyer,
Edith Gibson, Bessie and Isabel
Bean, Lilla Sawyer, Kathleen Barr,
Emmie May and Viola Derrick and
Messrs. Guy Horne, Whitman
Moffett, Everet Heriong and Homer
Recently an appeal was made of
the chapter of the South Carolina
division, U. D. C., to make a con
tribution to the poultry yard for
the Old Soldiers Home,.at Colum
bia. The clover chapter suggested
that it be a "chicken shower," and
was the first to send a donation.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter hopes
to be the second in this worthy
cause, having a pair of fine white
Leghorns ready for shipment. This
gift came io the chapter through
the kindness of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn and Mr.
Leroy Werlz spent the week-end
here in the horne of their father,
The June brides are being given
many lovely affairs and one cf the
first was that given by the Pi Tau
el uh in honor of one of the mem
bers, Miss Nina Ouzts. This beauti
ful attention, planned by loving
friends was held at the home of
Mrs. M. R. VVright, and the home
was very attractive in decorations
of Dorothy Perkins roses, and the
punch table was also adorned with
these blossoms. Progressive rook
was enjoyed and Mrs. VV. F. Scott
was givim the prize for making tho
highest score, an ivory fan. Miss
Ouzts was presented with a srift box
from the club members which when
opened was found to contain pieces
of hand embroidered lingerie. The
other two guests of honor, Misses
Pauline Lewis and Elise Crouch
were given pretty boudoir caps. An
.'lab?rate salad course was served,
followed by ices and cake.
Mr. and Mrs. VV. E. Lott and
Elizabeth and Ellie Allen Lott,
spent Sunday here with Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Lott.
Mr. Lewis Blount has pui chased
a handsome new touring car.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Watson and
family spent the week-end here in
the home of Mr. J. C. Lewis.
Nearly every day of the past
week the June brides were the re
cipients of much social attention
but on Thursday evening the
grooms-elect enjoyed their hour. At
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Wright an elaborate dinner party
was arranged for Drs. G. D. Wal
ker and L. S. Maxwell and J. How
ard Payne, those planning this was
Messrs. John VVright, Joseph Cox,
John S?ber, W. A. Bradfield and
L. S. Stillwell. Thirty-six covers
were laid on the festive board and
the party that gathered around it
was a happy and congenial one. A
snmptous course dinuer was served
and later came cigars, the remainder
of the evening being spent in pleas
The news of the death of Mrs.
Lively which had occurred at her
home iv Augusta on last Sunday
was received here with regret. Mrs.
Lively was before her marriage
Miss Beulah Cox, daughter of the
late Dr. S. J. M. Cox, and a niece
of Mrs. J. D. Bartley, and ber girl
hood days was spent here. Besides
her husband she left a son and two
A very pleasant afternoon was
that of Thursday when Mrs. H. L.
Whittaker entertained in compli
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