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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16,1915
W. CT. U. Meeting. Death of
Little Child. Beautiful Re
On Saturday afternoon little Wil
liam Watt, the 15 months old baby
boy of Mr. and Mrs. W. Allen Mob
ley died after only a few days ill
ness. It was a bright and winsome
child and had twined itself into the
hearts of its fond parents. The deep
est sympathy is felt for them in
their bereavement. The burial took
place on Sunday morning at 10
o'clock at the ML of Olives ceme
tery, Dr. A. T. King conducting
The W. C. T. TJ. was held with
Mrs. T. R. Denny on Friday after
noon there being a' good attend
ance. The meeting ?eas in celebra
tion of Jennie Cassedy's birthday,
the subject being the flower mission.
M rs. O. D. Black who is superin
tendent of the flower department,
led the meeting and in opening, she
gave some beautiful thoughts con
cerning the mission. "The story of
the life of Jennie Cassedy" was
read by Mrs. A. T. King; a paper,
^Blossoms and big problems," was
given by Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr.;
A song, ''Beautiful flowers," Mrs.
James White. The meeting was
tamed over to Mrs. T. R. Denny
who conducted the business. The
union voted to give $4.00 on the
county contest fund. Plans were
made for the visit to the County
Home and with the dinner all were
asked to send bouquets to be given
in honor of Jennie Cassedy.
Mrs. Albert Lott has been quite
sick but we are glad to report thst
she is better.
Recently Mrs. T. R. Denny re
ceived a communication from Mr.
J. K. Breedin, state campaign lec
turer for national prohibition, ask
?P^he_r f.o secure for him a party of
young ladies to assist him in his
campaign nearby, these to lead in
the song as he finds that good mu
sic adds to the success of his lec
tures. On Saturday evening, Mrs.
Denny with five young ladies, Mis
ses Ruth and Annie Thacker, Fran
ces Turner Eula Satcher aud Ella
Jacobs went to Granaeville to be I
present at the meeting of Sunday.
They were met by Mrs. J. L. Quiu
by who took charge of them.
The recent election for Mayor
and wardens resulted as follows:
W. C. Derrick, mayor; Earl Smith,
clerk; wardens, J. C. LaGrone, M.
E. Walker, H. G. Eidson. E. R.
M obley, J. L. Derrick and D. D.
Grant. These were elected without
any opposition, having served last
Another new enterprise has been
added to the town, that of a roller
mill. This is being installed by
T. R. Milford and J. D. Eidson
and will begin operation next week.
The social calendar of the past
week was filled out with many de
lightful luncheons, teas and after
noon parties for the two brides of
Jane 16 and 17, the first of these
events being on Tuesday morning
when Mrs. O. D. Black entertained
in honor of Misses Pauline Lewis
and Elise Crouch with a luncheon.
In a shady corner of the veranda,
punch was served by Misses Frances
and Bessie Ford Turner and while
the praests were arriving sweet mu
sic was enjoyed. A word contest
was held, the idea being to make the
greatest number of words out of the
names of the two grooms-elect, Mrs.
F. M. Boyd being the successful
one. The honorees were presented
with pretty pot plants. A delightful
salad course with iced tea was serv
ed, a bouquet of daisies being on
each service. These flowers were also
used in the decorations of the rooms.
Miss Elise Crouch was the honoree
of an afternoon party on Tuesday,
this being planned for her bj Mrs.
M. W. Crouch. The guests were
served upon anival with punch by
Mrs. Earl Crouch and Miss Ruth
Thacker, and passing into the par
lor were seated for progressive
rook, ten tables being played. The
colors used were pink and white
and sweet peas in these colors were
used about the rooms and on the
tables. Following the games little
Frances and Louise Crouch glided
in, in a ship laden with beautiful
handkerchiefs from those present,
and these the hostess presented to
?Miss Crouch. To Miss Pauline
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
South Carolina Baptist Assem
bly and Bible Conference.
The Baptist of South Carolina
are to have a great summer gather
ing of Sunday school workers, ?.
T. P. IT. workers, leaders of the
Woman's Missionary Unions, Or
ganized Class workers, pastors and
others, beginning July 9th and con
tinuing until July 16th. The As
sembly will be held at Furman Un
iversity, Greenville. A gathering
of fullv five hundred workers exclu
sive of the local attendance is con
fidently expeoted. The program is
rich and varied. The faculty is
composed of leaders and experts of
note coming from all sections of
the state and south. The Rev.
Thos. J. Watts, Columbia, is the
General Secretary of the Assembly.
A beautiful thirty-six page booklet
has been issued in which is given
the entire program. These may be
had on application to Mr. Watts at
Columbia. Among the speakers
and teachers we note the following:
Rev. W. O. Carver, D. D., Louis
ville, Ky., Rev. Chas. S. Gardn >r,
Louisville, Ky., Rev. John E.
White, D. D., Atlanta, Ga., Rev.
J. J. Taylor, D. D., Savannah, Ga.,
Mrs. Maude Reynolds McClure,
Louisville, Ky., Miss Kathleen Mal
lory, Baltimore, Md., Prof. L. P.
Leavell, Oxford, Miss., Rev Price
E. Burroughs. D. D., Nashville,
Tenn., Miss Alrneyda Coleman,
Danville, Va., Rev. B. W. Spill
man, D. D., Ridgecrest, N. C., Rev.
E. M. Potent, D. D., Greenville,
S. C., Prof. C. E. Crossland, Fork
Union, Va., Prof. E. L. Middleton.
Raleigh, N. C., and a number of
others equally important. Board
will be provided -at Furman Uni
versity at $1.00 per day and reduced
rates will be given by all railroads.
For further information our read
Thos. J. W.
On Monday afternoon Flag day
was beautifully and appropriately
observed by the Johnston Chapter
D. A. R. with their Edgefield
member, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn.
Several matters of business were
attended Jo, and a splendid paper
on "The Flags" was read by Mrs.
M. T. Turner.
After the reading of this paper,
The Star Star Spangled ttanner was
sung by all present, words having
been provided by Mrs. White, who
at the close of the programme turn
ed over the gavels in her possession
as president to Mrs. M. T. Turner,
the new president for the coming
year. One of these gavels was
from Mt. Vernon, the other from
the battle of Cow pens, having been
presented by friends of the chapter.
Other articles of value belonging to
the organization were placed in the
keeping of Mrs. Turner who ac
cepted the responsibility very gra
ciously. The programme closed
with the salute to the flag said in
concert by those present.
There were abont a dozen, present
from the Johnston chapter, and as
many or more from Edgefield, and
each one arrived, they were struck
with the number of flags placed in
conspicuous places in the home.
Everyone must have known it to be
a patriotic occasion. Beautiful
flowers added fragrances and joy to
The refreshment was block cream
in the colors of the flag, served with
pound and angel cake, and the hos
tess, Mrs. Cogburn, was very much
at home with the Johnston friends,
as she was with her Edgefield
friends. The hope was expressed
that the Emily Greger chapter will
observe all the Flag days in Edge
Peach Crop Good.
Mr. Henry A. Adams of Meri
wether was in town Monday. He
reported that the Clark's Hill and,
Meriwether peach crop will be good
this year. The increased volume
of business of Meriwether has caus
ed the railroad commission to order
the Charleston and Western Caro
lina railroad to erect & new depot.
Mr. Adams gave a very interesting
report of the recent Clemson com
mencement. He is now educating
his third son at Clemson. His two
eldest sons who graduated several
years ago have splendid positions
and are making good.
Rehoboth Sunday School Ob
serves Children's Day. Large
Feast. Good Addresses.
The editor of The Advertiser
spent Sunday very pleasantly with
the good people of Rehoboth. Ser
vices were held both in the forenoon
and afternoon and dinner was serv
ed at the church. The attendanolf
was unusually large. Besides i
large attendance from the adjacent
rural communities, Parksville and
Plum Branch were well represented.
After the church was filled to its
utmost capacity there were a very
large number who had to remain
For more than a decade there has
been a steady and very marked
growth and development of Reho
both church. s This was the first
pastorate of Rev. J. T. Littlejohn
and he has since coming among
tViPse good people devoted the best
efforts of which he is capable to
this field. That the people have
responded to his labors is shown
by contrasting Rehoboth church
and the Rehoboth . community of
to day with the church and commu
nity of two decades ago. We hearti
ly commend both pastor and peo
ple for what they have achieved in
the past and bid them God-speed in
undertaking greater things for the
Rehoboth has a Sunday school
which meets every Sunday morning
in the year,,fifth Sundays excepted.
Through rain and sunshine, heat
and cold, the capable superinten
dent, Mr. John D. Hughey, and his
faithful corps of assistants are al
ways on hand to gre'-" X\
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i ? . tiions oaadi attractive back
ground for those who participa
ted in the exercises. Superinten
dent Hughey presided, announcing
the numbers on the programme.
The writer has never witnessed more
beautiful exercises of the kind any
where. The little children, boy?,
girls and young ladies, each and all,
rendered their parts faultlessly.
The large audience was so thorough
ly delighted and so earnestly de
sired to manifest their approval by
applause that it was with difficulty
that many restrained themselves.
Had the exercise been held in a
public hall, the encores would have
been numerous and the applause
deafening. A more beautiful occa
sion of the kind, the writer has nev
er attended. All honor and all
praise to the ladies who arranged
the programme and trained the chil
dren. The following was the pro
gramme in detail for the fore
2. Welcome address, by Boat
3. What Little Hearts can do
Florence Culbreath, Ellen Cul
breath, Marion Winn, Bessie Bart
ley, Ruth Wash, Mary Julia Winn.
4. Recitation-Perry Whatley.
Song No. 303.
5. Trail Dwellers.
6. Recitation-Eliza Whatley.
7. Recitation-Mary Luda Hugh
8. Rose Drill-Florence Cul
breath, Mary Julia Winn, Ellen
Culbreath, Ruth Wash, Bessie Bart
ley. Lorene Moultrie.
9. Recitation-Lewis Coleman.
10. Recitation-Lucile Culbreath
11. Wheel on the Trail-Ger
trude Culbreath, Carrie Lou Strom,
Mary Luda Hughey, Lorene, Flor
ence Culbreath, Allene Wash, Ma
ry Jula Winn, Ruth Wash, Kath
Solo by Ethel Strom.
12. Recitation-Ellen Culbreath.
Recitation by Annie Reynolds.
13. Dialogue-Resurrexit, Mag
gie Winn, Corrie Bell Whatley,
Lucile Culbreath, Annie Mae Cul
breath, Mamie West, Martha
14. Closing Address--William
Song 18, Gospel Hymns.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, tho pastor
of Rehoboth, was present and.had
general supervision throughout the
day. In the afternoon he waa
Miss Hammond Convalescing.
College Boys and Girls Re
turn Home. W. C. T. U.
As I have seen no news from our
progressive little town I believe I
will write yon a few dots.
Miss Stella Hammond, who has
been;to the city hospital for an op
eration, is improving we are glad to
Miss Mattie Lanham is still at
her sister's, Mrs. H. W. McKie.
The little twin baby, Harold, of
Mr. ^nd Mrs. H. W. McKie, who
has been so ill for the past two
weeks, is some better.
Miss Emmie Lanham spent the
week-end at the home of Mr. T. L.
Misses Robye and Julia Miller
spent "Wednesday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Adams is again its "old self" since
the return of their boys and girls
from college. Misses Eva and Ef
fie from Limestone, and Messrs.
Frank and Robert from Clemson.
We are glad to welcome them home
Misses Emmie and Lila Lanham
spent Saturday night with Miss
The W. M. U. met Saturday af
ternoon. They decided to erive a
miscellaneous shower the 26th of
.Tflne in honor of Miss Ruth Miller,
la is. beloved by all who know
w^are sorry to report the indis
position of our beloved pastor, Rev.
J. T. Littlejohn.
Mr. J. L. Miller is on the sick list.
i:;?*..- turned hmr.-" ;
in cb?rge of the programme.
The first speaker presented was
Rev. Air. Warren, pastor of the
baptist churches at Modoc and
Parksville, who made an instructive
address on Home Missions. Mr.
Warren said at the outset that it is
impossible. for a person to be a
Christian and not possess a mission
ary spirit. He stated that the Bible
is missionary in its teaching from
cover to cover, and that all one has
to do to become informed as to mis
sionary work is to read and study
I the Bible. Mr. Warren was fol
I lowed by Rev. G. Al. Sexton, pas
tor of the Baptist church at Plum
Branch, who is a ft reef ul and effec
tive speaker. In a comprehensive
manner Mr. Sexton presented the
cause of Foreigu Missions. Instead
of being devoid of interest, as some
missionary talks arc, Mr. Sexton's
remarks were replete with interest
from the beginning to the close,
holding the closest attention of the
large audience. Mr. Littlejohn was
fortunate in securing these minis
ters to present two of the three
phases of missionary endeavor. The
exerciees of the afternoon were
closed by a talk on temperance by
Mr. J. L. Mims, who emphasized
the importance ot our taking a for
ward step by casting a large vole
for prohibition in this cou ruy in the
election to be held September 14.
If one is to judge by. the elabo
rate feast which was served at the
noon hour, the effects of the war
have never reached Rehoboth. Not
withstanding the attendance Sun
day was probably the largest ever
seen at Rehoboth, yet dinner was
served in sufficient abundance to
have provided for several hundred
more. One rarely sees a more
elaborate feast, even on wedding
occasions, than was served by the
good people of Rehoboth. They
have easily sustained their reputa
tion for dispensing lavish hospi
While every minute of the day
was exceedingly pleasant, the occa
sion being ideal in many respects,
yet many were depressed on account
of the very serious illness of Mrs.
Julia Talbert, Mrs. Carrie Burk
halter Freeland and Mr. R. A.
Cochran, each of whom has had a
large part in making Rehoboth
church and community what they
are today. Visitors and friends
from a distance greatly missed the
kindly and very cordial greetings
from these friends who are never
absent from their places at church
except when unavoidably detained.
Death of Miss Donald and Mrs.
On last Thursday the 10th inst.,
a large crowd assembled at the
home of Mr. J. C. Whitlock to at
tend the funeral services of two
ralatives of the family. One of
these was a sister of Mrs. Whitlock,
Miss Eugenia Donald, who had
long made her home in this house
hold. Miss "Siddie," as she was
familiarly called, had been greatly
afflicted and one cannot help the
feeling that death came to her as a
blessed relief from suffering. She
was a woman of sweet and sympa
thetic nature, and though for
months set aside from the activities
of life and a constant care to her
loved ones, she will still be greatly
missed in the home where her last
days were spent. She leaves to mourn
hei IOSR two sisters, Mrs. J. C.
Whitlock and Mrs. Milledge Horn,
of this community.
On the day previons to this, Mrs.'
Hannah Carpenter, a sister of Mr.
J. C. Whitlock, had died in Aiken
and from there her body was
brought lo the home of her brother
for burial. Mrs. Carpenter was the
relict of the late John Carpenter
and since his death had made her
home with her son in Aiken, She
leaves one brother, Mr. J. C. Whit
lock of this place and one sister,
Mrs. Gray of Aiken. Of her imme
diate family she leaves three sons,
Messrs. William, Walter and Gor
don Carpenter. ,
Mrs. Carpenter was a woman of
estimable christian character, she
and Miss Donald both being mem
bers of Mt. Zion church. The pas-'i
tor of this church, Rev. P. B. Lan
ham, conducted the funeral service
at the home, after which a long pro
Cession followed the ,nT? boarooe t,i !
feruigjj v:i ?oh ochered ?;aoh grav
Picnic at The County Home.
The annual W. C. T. TJ. picnic
was held at the County Home on
Saturday June 12. Representative*
from "Philippi, Mrs. Geo. Scott,
Mrs. and Miss Derrick; Johnston,
Mrs. J. H. White, Mrs. T. R. Den
ny and others; Trenton, Mrs. J. D.
Mathis; Edgefield, Mrs. Mamie N.
Tillmau, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miras,
Miss Florence Mims and Mrs. Abner
Broadwater and a number of visit
ors were present and a number of
baskets sent by W. C. T. U. mem
bers unable to be present.
A bountiful dinner was served
out under the trees, the table having
been previously arranged by Mr.
Scurry. Ict-d lemonade and tea were
provided, and Mr. and Mrs. |Scurry
showed very kindly hospitality to
wards ali who came. Large boxes of
eatables were presented to each in
mate, accompanied by a bouquet of
After the picnic dinner was over,
the members of the W. C. T. U.
and visitors repaired to the chapel
where services were held, Mr. J. L.
Mims being in charge. A number
of hymns were sung, among them a
solo by Mrs. White which was very
tender and inspiring.
In the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Scurry, their little girls, Ham pie
and Lucy, accompanied on the piano
by their sister, Miss Ella Bell, sang
several songs, and little Martha
Denny and Eleanor Miras recited,
and before taking leave of this pleas
ant occasion, all joined in singing,
''God be with you :'ll we meet
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp.
"The Southeastern Circle," a
monthly periodical issued by the
Southeastern Life Insurance of
Greenville, has the following to
say of Mr. C. M. Mellichamp in the
"C. M. Mellichamp paid us a vis
it at the Home Ottice two weeks
ago, and we understand has burned
his bridges behind him, bought an
automobile, and gone in to do busi
ness. Mellichamp is one of one of
our best men, but being a part-time
man has never sent in a large vol
ume of business. With thu help of
a car to go about in, and his old
time determination and pleasing
appearance, we may look for big
things from McCormick."
DOWN IN TEXAS.
Mr. Garnett Writes Interesting
ly of Conditions in Texas.
Boll Weevil Attacking
Editor The Advertiser:- Please
give a short space in your paper th is
week as I have been asked by
friends to write something of my
trip to Texas. I left Plum Branch
and came by way of Greenwood,
Atlanta, Birmingham and New Or
leans to Texas. When I reached this
place I found my son and his wife
and four children at the depot to
Between New Orleans and Hons
i ton I met a man on the train who
I told me that we were passing
through the sugar and syrup coun
try. He said he made 1200 per acre
on sugar and syrup clear of all ex
penses on 10 acres last year. It
'might have been true but I did not
I have been asked if I like this
place, aud I must say no. It is too
low and flat and it rains hard all
night. I can not get out of the house
without being shoe deep in water.
The wind blows hard here night
and day, and you know I never did
like wind. I would rather have 100
acres of land in South Carolina thau
300 here, if I had to stay on it and
farm. The land here is fine though
and the crops are very fine, the
corn being in full silk and tassel.
Cotton is from knee high to hip
high and full of blooms. It looks
fine but the boll weevil is giving it
fits now. Gardens are fine and water
melons are plentiful.
The people here are very much
interested in fine stock. You can't
buy a tr ilk cow with first calf for
''' -.pcond calf $150.
co ?V? ri She ' . rn
1 aft .> ich
to ship and . . ed r':.em
he sold tiiem io a uiau ?.OU? Mexico
at $10 per head profit, the two sales
being made within ?tix days. The
owner of this ranch is buying up
all the calves to be delivered six
months or a year from now.
I hive been out to see the oil
wella that are boring and digging
all over the country. Oil and gas
spurt 150 feet high in the air until
they get it under control. The com
pany has agents goin?- all over the
country leasing the right to sink
wells, paying from $7 to $7.50 per
acre and you can farra right on.
They use the land only for boring
the wells. This town was stat ted
about seven years ago and has about
1,800 inhabitants and is full of
Mexicans. They work for 25 and
30 cents per day and feed them
selves. I am about 75 miles from
the Mexican line, Brownville being
the nearest to ?vn. About a month
ago they were expecting to have a
big battle at Brownville. I would
go out and listen for the cannon
but the fight did not come off. Villa
withdrew his troops and left. It ie
awful to see so many people killed
and perishing to death. I may be
wrong in criticising the administra
tion but I believe that we are aiding
and abetting in killing so many
people by furnishing them with
arms and munitions of war. We
Said we would be neutral and I
think we should have stayed ont of
it. I feel that God will hold our
administration responsible for help
ing them to carry on the war. I
think I shall go down to Mexico
some time in the summer, but not
to fight. I am like Iv Morgan, ? got
enough of fighting in 02, 63, 64 and
65. I am going down there just to
see what is really going on.
Well, Mr. Editor, I am just out
of a 100-acre cotton farm that is
frdm knee to waist high and you
ought to see the weevil* working
on it. The ground is covered with
forms and I do not believe the 100
acres will make 10 bales.
Sinton, Tex. J. J. Garnett.
The new minister was invited oat
to supper. He was a bachelor and
when he helped himself to the bis
cuits for the third time he looked
across the table at the hostess' little
girl, who was staring at him with
round wondering eyes.
"I don't often have such a good
supper as this, my dear, he said in
his most propitiatory tone."
"We don't either, said the little
girl, smiling. I'm "awful glad you