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EDGEFIELD, S.'Ca, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14,1915 NO. 20
W. C. T. U. Meeting Royal
Ambassadors Enjoyed Pic
nic. Miss Waters Enter
On* last Friday afternoon the
reg?lar monthly meeting of th3
W. C. T. TL, was held with Mrs.
C. D. Kenny and there were twenty
five members present. The subject
for the afternoon was "Christian
Citizenship." The meeting was
opened by the president, Mrs. T.
R. Denny, and after song and
scripture a prayer was offered by
MTS. A. A. Horne, that God would
direct the voters in the coming elec
tion in September. The reports of
the officers and superintendents,
showed that the organization was
actively engaged. A report of the
recent county executive meeting
held here was given by Mrs. Denny,
and Mis. James White told of the
visit of the union to the County
Home. A paper on "Christian Citi
zenship," was read by Mrs. C. D.
Kenny and a leaflet ei titled, "Is
the voung man safe," was read by
Mrs. J. L. Walker.
After a chain of prayer and sing
ing, "Blest be the tie." a short
prayer service was held, this ser
vice being a continuation of the
daily services that were held here
during the revival. Duriug the re
vival these services were the means
of bringing about some of the glo
rious results, and the ladies felt
they could not discontinue this
sweet and helpful service. A prayer
service will be held once a week at
the four points of the town. Ths
young ladies will also continue their
Miss Mary Waters entertained
with a very pleasant party on Thurs
day evening in compliment to her
friend. Miss Eva Philips of Spring
field. The home presented a very
attractive appearance with decora
tions of ferns and flowers and the
Japanese lanterns, where tete-a-tete
talks were enjoyed. Progressive con
versation was the chief diversion,
and later in the evening ices and
pound cake was served. During: the
time Miss Waters and Miss Emmie
Wright served punch.
As a result of the recent revival
there were 2? additions at the Bap
tist church the ordinance of bap
tism being administered on Sunday
The district conference of the
Lutheran church was held here on
Sunday there being an all day ser
vice. There was an excellent ser
mon and good talks and the edifice
was well filled, delegates attending.
Dinner was served on the grounds.
Mr. Leon Scott a former John
ston boy spent last week here with
friends. He has recently graduated
at Annapolis and is now stationed,
at Norfolk, Va.
Miss Lillian Smith is the guest
of ker aunt, Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
Next month she contemplates going
to New York, where she will spend
Miss Clara Sawyer attended the:
Economic Demonstration at Win
throp college during last week, rep
resenting the New Century Club.
These demonstrations were for the
benefit of interested club women
and out of the fifty clubs that the
college could accommodate forty
The Royal Ambassadors enjoyed
a picnic at Slide Hill last Saturday,
their leaders, Mesdames P. C. Ste
vens and S. J. Watson going with
them and assisting in making the
day a happy one.
Misses Inez and'Loitse Rushton of
Leesville were recent visitors of
Misses Eva and Jessie Rushton.
Miss Hallie White who is now
the leader of the Sunbeam band,
entertained the members in a most
happy manner on Thursday after
noon. After all had gathered a pleas
ant hunt ?was had and each soon
had a bag full to enjoy. Other
pleasures were stereopticon views
An enjoyable affair was that of
last Thursday evening when Mr.
and Mrs. M. T. Turner entertained
with a roso tea in honor of their
brother, Mr. John Howard Payne
and his bride, the other guests of
honor being the June bridal couples,
Dr. and Mrs. G. D. Walker, Dr.
and Mrs. L. S. Maxwell and Dr.
and Mrs. C. P. Corn. The interior
of the home was fragrant with many
beautiful roses and the centerpiece
of the table was a large bowl of
pink Killarney roses. The place
cards each held a pink rose. The
evening was happily spent in bright
conversation and listening to vocal
and instrumental music.
Miss Elizabeth Harris of Der
ring, Ga., has been visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. P. N. Lott.
Mr. and Mrs. Smyly Stevens of
Meeting Street were visitors here
Miss Ola Smith has gone to Fair
fax to visit her friend Mrs. D. D.
Rev. and Mrs. George White and
family arrived last week to spend
awhile here with' relatives.
On Monday afternoon a very in
teresting co-operative meeting of
the W. C. T. U. and the various
mission societies of the town was
held in the Biptist church, the ob
ject being to create strong temper
ance sentiment and with the view
of trying to influence some one to
think aright and to cast a true bal
lot in September. This program for
co-operative work which was used
at this meeting was arranged by the
state committee, Mrs. R. B. Can*
non of Scranton, Mrs. Mamie Till
man of Edgefield and Mrs. M. T.
Turner of Johnston, and is to be
used throughout the state at these
meetings. The meeting opened with
a chorus by the young ladies of the
town. Scripture, Mrs. L. C. Lati
mer, president Baptist mission so
ciety; prayer, Rev. M. L. Kester;
chorus, "Stand up for prohibition,"
reading,"Temperance and mission.0,"
Mrs. Latimer;cborus, "'Till South
Carolina's dry;" recitation, 'The
two ballots," Miss Essie Lybrand;
song by five boys in young cam
paigners' costume, Davis Lewis,
Thomas Hoyt, John Black, Elliot
Lewis and Albert Mobley. The song
was "Onward we are marching, al
cohol to fight,' recitation, "The dry
line," Miss Martha Reese. Mrs. T.
R. Denny made a ?rood talk on
"Progress of prohibition." There
was a discussion of the different-,
phases of the liquor question and .
splendid papers relative to the sub
ject were given by Mrs. C. D. Ken
nv, president, Methodist society,
Mrs. W. Allen Mobley, Mrs. J. H. 1
Thacker and Mrs. M. L. Kester.
Mrs. F. M. Boyd beautifully sang
"Victory." The meeting closed with
the singing of "America," by all
Pine Grove Picnic.
An occasion which is thoroughly
enjoyed is the neighborhood picnic
which is given every year about
this time at Pine Grove school
house in the eastern part of the
county. As stated last week by
County Demonstration Agent P.
N. Lott in The Advertiser
several addresses will be
made this year that will be of es
pecial interest to farmers. This will
be a new feature of the picnic thisI:
year, and doubtless one that will be
profitable. There are no better peo
ple in the county or in the state
than those who compose the Pine
Grove community. The attendance
has been^ increasingly large every
year, and judging from reports it
will be larger than usual this year.
Several friends have invited and 1
urged the writer to attend and we
are looking forward to being pres
ent with much genuine pleasure.
We have attended several picnics
at Pine Grove in the past and no
where in the county have we spent
a day more pleasantly.
Some months ago Mr. R. N.
Broadwater engaged Miss Eliza
Mims to paint a portrait in oil of
his tvife. Having seen a number of
her paintings that were master
pieces, Mr. Broadwater felt confi
dent that she could place upon can
vas a perfect likeness of Mrs. Broad
water. After it was placed in the
frame, a finished piece of art, he
was in in every way pleased. The
portrait was without fault or blem
ish. Miss Mims has painted scores
of portraits and in every instance
the product of her brush has been
entirely satisfactory. Mr. Arthur
Tompkins recently gave her an or
der for a life-size bust of the la
mented D. A. Tompkins.
Only one company produced more
business in South Carolina in 1914
than the Southeastern.
C. M. Mellichamp,
Register for |
Have you a registration;
register in time to vote in the
September 14. This will not
ducted as the State or Geno
voters to hold registration cer
Failure to register will He;
Only 30 days
There will be a aeries of temper
ance rallies in different sections of.
? mr county,, the first one taking
placeat4 o'clockSunday afternoon at
Collier,when therewill beasongcon-j
test for a silver medal by six small;
boys and girls from Edgefield, and;
an oratorical contest by six young;
people from the different sections-]
The following is the song contest:)
"Speak Kindly," Edward Peak.
"Youth's Victory,' William Jones.*]
"Will You," Eleanor Mims.
"Please, Won't You Vote it Out," !
"Children's Happy Day," Dozier
"It's a hard time to save the ch il-,
dren," Corrie Cheatham.
The songs and declamations wijj
be interpersed, and the following
will contest in the oratorical coxraj
"A Plea for the Children," ?. t%
Florence Mims, "Sebastian Man
The Children's Voices Speak in
Thunder Tones," J. T. Littlejohn.
Willie Peak, "The Second Elec
Ouida Pattison, "Old Soapy" ,
Hortense Woodson, The Win
Tableau, "The Dry Line," Eliza
Address by Dr. Pendleton Jones.
There will be an afternoon tem
perance rally at Harmony on July
25, the fourth Sunday. There will
be a contest in which the young la
dies of Harmony will be the partici
pants, with a few more added. The
detailed programme will be publish
ed in next week's Advertiser. The
address on this occasion will xbe
made by Mr. J. L. Mims. The song
contest will be given by the Loyal
Temperance Legion of Johnston,
under the leadership of Mrs. J. H.
At Rehoboth on the first Sunday,
there will be another rally in the
afternoon. The same idea will be
carried out in this meeting, and O.
Sheppard, Esq., will make the ad
These occasions will be followed
by others at convenient parts of our
county until the election Septem
ber, 14. As soon as a contest is
held, and a silver medal won, that
contestant drops out and new ones
come in to take their place. When
six silver medals have been won,
the winners contest for a gold
medal. A collection will be taken
for the expenses of the rallies.
Cow Thieves Caught.
During last February Will and
Charlie Elam stole a cow from MT?
Walter Holmes of the Antioch sec
tion. They killed the cow for beef
and buried the hide, which was
found by the neighbors. The thieves
left for unknown regions but virere
unable to escape altogether the
eagle eye of Sheriff Swearingen.
Having ^located, them in Georgia,
he and Deputy Sheriff Homer Wi!
Hams went for them Monday, bring
ing the two negroes to Edgetield
Tuesday and lodging them in jail.
One of the thieves made a confes
sion. Sheriff Swearingen has five
prisoners in jail who will in all
probability recruit the ranks of the
chaiugang after the August term of
court, which convenes on the second
certificate? If not, be sure to
Prohibition election to be held
be a primary, but will be con
ral elections are, requiring all
prive you of the right to vote.
left in which
p A Visit to Five Battlefields.
While at the Re-union at Rich
mond I took in the battlefield of
Seven Pines, which is about nine
tjiiles from the city. Savage Sta
ion is five miles. This battles w&s
fought Sunday, June 29, 1862.
Malvern Hill was fought June 30.
In this battle Longstreet lost forty
mer cent, of his command in less
than three hours. The historic
"Pines" still stand there as silent
^sentinels of the bloody conflict,
^rhe breast-works have all been lev
eled down, and waving corn and
golden grain is groking where so
jmany brave fellows fought and fell,
enriching the soil with their blood.
I was wounded in this battle, and
my brother was wounded at Mal
The battle of Fredericksburg,
fifty miles from Richmond, was
fought on December 13,1862, called |
.|^2 winter's fight. ' I made a flying
trip to this battlefield. Kerahaw's
Brigade fought on Myrus's Heights.
Cobb's Legion was below us some
hundred feet behind a rock wall.
From this wall, or first battle line
to the edge of the town, was an
open space of about three hundred
yards-not a tree, stump or fence.
Through this open the Federals
made charge after charge tor ten
hours to take the wall a?d capture
Myrus's Heights. The last desper
ate charge was made at sun-set.
Fourteen hundred Federals were
left dead on four acres of ground.
But now the town has been built
out to the rock wall. The Myrus
house and the everlasting Heights,
that shook with the roar of the con
flict and beard the dying groans,
still stands, and the beautiful Rap
pahannock still flows by the little
city; but I could see the baale, and
could hear the commands and the
shouts of the men, the bursting
shells and the whistling bullets, and
the clank of the swords and the dy
ing .groans, as I did the day this
battle was fought. Everything
passed in panoramic view, and I
have never felt so over awed on a
battlefield before. I could see the
boys in gray, with locks as black as
the raven's wing. Sad indeed to
think almost every one has passed
to the great beyond. Those few
that are left the snow that never
melts have fallen on their heads.
From Fredericksburg we wheeled
to the field of Chancellorsville, where
Gen. Jackson received the bullet
that ended his life. I remember
well the old inn, the Chancellor
house. It has been changed. This
is in the edge of the Wilderness-in
fact nearly all of this battlefield was
a waste, wilderness-at least I
thought so as we were fighting by
day and bv night.
From this point we drove down
the old plank road to the Wilder
ness, where on the 5th and 6th of
May, 1864, one of the bloodiest and
most stubbornly contested battles of
the war was fought. Though still
a thick tangle, I could tell where
Longstreet's corps went into battle
by the iron tablets; and I located
the position that my brigade (Ker
shaw's) by these same pointers. I
believe I went within ten feet of
where my brother Wessley, my
captain, J. W. Kemp, and James
Quattlebaum were killed, and Lieu
tenant J. C. Williams and myself
were wounded. Williams through
both thighs and I through the right
hip. We lay on the field nine
hours. Was taken up after dark,
and for five months I could not
walk. And now after fifty years I
took a bird-eye view of all these
battlefields, but I don't want to see
them any more. During the four
years of the war I was in ten bier
battles and eight skirmishes, and
was wounded twice and captured
once, and was re-captured in two
The re-union at Richmond was,
to a great degree, a success; but the
most of the generals, colonels and
majors of the South Carolina divis
ion are the three months boys.
And, oh! what a display of sponsors
and maids of honor they had. And
from the paraphernalia they had on
one would have thought they were
daughters of an emperor.
I heard a man ask a fellow the
other day if he was a Confederate
soldier. Yes, was his answer. How
old were you when you entered the
service? Sixteen years old. How
long did you serve in the war? Un
til the surrender, was the reply.
But tell me, how many years or
months did you do service as a sol
dier? Three months he said; but,
said the veteran, I confess that I
was never in a battle. Wow I call
him an honest, truth ful-man.
J. Russell Wright.
Columbia District Woman's
Missionary Society Meeting.
The annual district meeting of
the Columbia district woman's mis
sionary society was held in the
Methodist church at this place July
Mrs* J. W. Eilgo conference 1st
vice-president, and Mrs. D. N.
Bourne, conference corresponding
secretary were present and rendered
valuable aid in informing and sug
gesting many things concerning the
The meeting opened at 9:30
o'clock Saturday morning with de
votional exercises conducted by
Rev. J. R. Walker.
Mrs. J. A. May bin of Columbia,
.dariel, secretary, presided, during
the business Saturday. Mrs. Byers
of Columbia was elected secretary.
It is to Mrs. Maybin's interest
and efforts and to the presence and
help of Mrs. Kilgo and Mrs. Bourne
that the meeting was considered
one of the best ever held. The sec
retary reported 27 adult, 8 young
people's, 16 juniors and 3 baby di
visions in the district with nearly
Only Aiken, Bethel and Edgeiield
have the ideal organization, which
means a baby junior Y. P., and
adult society in the church.
Columbia district is striving to
raise a $1,500 pledge , above mem
bership funds for the missionary
work this year. There were 25 dele
gates and visitors present, and the
reports were encouraging.
A round table conducted by Mrs.
Bourne in the interest of the cam
paign for new organizations brought
out the fact that there are only
7.000 of the 19,000 churches of
Southern Methodism organized,
leaving a million women unenlisted
in the- woman's missionary society.
Several ladies present volunteered
to attempt to secure new members
and new societies.
Mrs. R. E. S tack h ouse, piesident
of the upper South Carolina confer
ence W. M. S., who attended the
recent council meeting at Little
Rock, Ark., prepared and sent to
us an excellent report of the meet
ing which was read by Mrs. Bourne
in such a spirited and natural man
ner as to make every one feel as if
Mrs. Stackhouse herself was giving
The superintendent of social ser
vice of Washington street W. M.
S., Mrs. Byers,gave a most instruct
ive talk telling how we aa members
may do with our hands, heads and
hearts the work that Hes right at
our door and how we may be the
means of transforming lives and
fitting them for a large place of ser
vice in the fields already "white un
to the harvest." Open discussion
brought out many points concern
ing auxiliary work, and the dele
gates were able to carry back maay
Mrs. Bourne, conference corres
ponding secretary,'made an interest
ing talk about Scarritt Bible and
Training school of Kansas City,
where the women missionaries of
Southern Methodism are trained.
She spoke of its history, the efficient
and faithful missionaries that it has
The fact prseented by Mrs.Bourne
that there was not so far one wo
WHITE TOWN TOPICS,
Farmers Busy. Good Rains
Have Fallen. Picnic at
White Town. Two Ball
I will try to write a few happen
ings of the past week to your paper
as it has been some time since I've
The farmers are about the busiest
people around here now. They were
very glad to have the nice rains
we've had since the 1st of July, for
they were much in need of it after
such a long dry June. Crops on an
average are right good considering
the late start the farmers had.
Mr. Mack White from Augusta
was the guest of Mr. J. A. Deal last
Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Gilliam
spent last Saturday and Sunday
with Messrs. J. S. and T. E. Mann.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reynolds
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ful
ler near Edgefield last Saturday
Mijs Pearl RidlehooveT was the
guest of Miss Coreen Walls last
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann visited
Mr. C. E. Bowie and family near
Liberty Hill last Sunday.
I wish to announce that.there will
be a picnic and barbecue dinner at
White Town, Saturday July 24, in
the oak grove in front of F. P.
White & Son's store near the ball
ground and two games of base ball
i double header, will be played,
andi different kinds of refreshments
will be sold, plenty of good music
furnished and a good time given to
everybody who attend, so come one,
come all. We want this day to be
one of pleasure and enjoyment to
meet and talk with many friends
and relatives whom time and .dis-,
tance have separated. So remember
the date and be on time. You are
We ve sorry to report that . Miss
Maggie- Deal was quite sick an<?
confined to her bed several days
list week, but am glad to say she is
able to be up now.
Misses Everet Bush and Emmie
Thurmond and Mr. ?Eugene Thur
mond of Modoc were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Kirkland W hite last Sat
urday night. They also spent Sup
day with Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Rear
Miss Maggie Medlock was the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Ollie
White, last Thursday.
Th? Stork visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White July
2, leaving them a fine boy. This
one completes the number of ten
children, 6 bojs and 4 girls all of
whom are living, only two being
man or girl candidate from our con
ference is a cause for much serious
thought and concern to our women.
She considers this iack due to the
failure of our women to obey the
Saviour's command of "Praying
the Lord of the harvest to thrust
forth laborers into his harvest," and
made an earnest appeal to our wo
men to make this their daily suppli
' The sermon of Sunday morning
was preached by Dr. J. W. Kilgo,
presiding elder of the district, who
brought us a message from the life
of Mary Magdalene to whom Christ
gave the first message of his resur
rection and ascension. Will we not
be like Mary, eager and glad to go
tell of the risen and ascended Christ?
^.Mrs. Kilgo, our conference -first
vice-president, had charge of Sunday
afternoon service to children and
Y. P. and made it an interesting and
Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock
Mrs. Bourne gave toa good congre
gation a mo.-t inspiring address on
the "World purpose of Christ."
Inspiring as to call and opportunity
and most thought provoking as'to
our failure in many respects ,to
respond to the call and avail our
selves of such opportunities. She
first reviewed our work and oppor
tunities in the various mission fields
and then told of how our so-called
Christian America was failing
Christ in its failure to live up to
His standard of Christian living
an i Christian giving. She felt sure
that unless we mended our ways
God would bring|us to our knees in
deep sorrow and humiliation.
The Columbia district conference
was closed after this address by
benediction by Dr. Kilgo.