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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 21,1915
Lutheran Conference Held.
Cood Work of Detectives.
Delightful Social Gath
ering at Mr. Lewis'
During the past week the Lees
ville district conference of the young
people met in the Lutheran church,
eiglit societies being represented
there being 21 delegates. Mrs. M.
L. Rester is president of this con
ference and during the evening pre
sided. The first session was given to
the transaction of business, reports
of committees, reading and adopt
ing the constitution and election of
offioers. The officers for the ensuing
year will be president, M. L. Res
ter; vice-president, Miss Mary Bal
ientine, Leesville; Mr. J. T. Epting,
Newberry, recording secretary;
Miss Ruth Long, Bateaburg, . cor
responding secretary; Mr. Brinton
Hite, Leesville, treasurer. Dinner
was served on the grounds and the
hospitality of those good people
was well sustained. The conference
assembled at 2:30 the devotional
services being conducted by Mr.
George Stoude Moyer of Lutheran
seminary, Columbia. Miss Rosalyn
Summer, principal of Mt. Pleasant
seminary, N. C., gave a talk con
trasting the present European war
with the great christian war being
waged xgainst the evils of heathen
dom. This was very impressive. Mr.
Chas. P. Burr, a prominent lawyer
of Newberry addressed the confer
ence on "The purpose of the con
ference." The music of the confer
ence was especially enjoyable, Miss
Nettie Black of Leesville assisting
in this. The next conference will be
held at Gilbert, S. C.
Protracted services will begin on
Saturday next at Philippi church, j
The Rev. Asa P. Gilbert pastor of |
second Baptist church Augusta, will*
assist Dr. A. T. King.
A few weeks ago Mayor Derrick
took two negro detectives, to see
vfTtheV'could not locate some of the
gambleis and blind tigers, whose
evil ways were in operation among
the colored people. Through their
efforts several negroes were arrested
last Thursday night and later weie
brought before the council and sen
tenced according to the offense com
Mr. and Mrs. IT. D. Grant are in
Mullins, the guest of the" latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. McMillan.
On Sunday afternoon July 25, at
4 o'clock, the medal contest will
take place at Harmony church. This
medal is offered by the W. C. T.
Mrs. Chas. Brunson of Augusta
is visiting in the nome of her broth
er, Dr. J. A. Dobey.
Mr. Earl Crouch has gone to
Mullins to join his wife who is
visiting in the home of her parents,
Capt. and Mrs. Smith.
Misses Eula Satcher and Annie
Crouch are members of a house
party of friends near Augusta and
before their return they will enjoy
a camp trip.
A congenial party of friends were
entertained on last Thursday even
ing by Miss Helen Lewis and Mr.
Jefferson Lewis and the evening
was happily spent, progressive
games being played. Refreshments
of frozen peaches and pound cake
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen and
Master John, Misses Mary Lewis
and Emma and Margaret Blocker
of Meeting Street, visited in the
home of Mrs. Willie Tompkins
Mrs. Olin Eidson and Misses Eva
and Jessie Rushton will leave this
week fur Sullivan's Island to spend
Miss Orlena Cartledge and Mes
srs. Willie Ouzts and Earl Crouch
have gone to Tenille, Ga., to join
the house party of twelve in the
liome of their friend, Mips Ruth
* Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Black and
John Howard and Oscar Black will
go to Abbeville this week to visit
i relatives and from there will go to
Anderson to visit in the home of
Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Black.
Mrs. Mary Smith and children of
Saluda visited in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James White last week.
Dr. A. T. King will take a vaca
tion during the month of August
ind will spend the time at Lake
,Mr. Bartow Walsh of Sumter has
joined his family here, who have
Gen. Green's Army on The
Mr. Editor:- I heard cannon
booming and small arms rattling up
on Turkey Creek at the Reynold's
ford and knew Gen. Greene had at
tacked Gens. Tom Byrd and Ed
Bryd, commanders at that place?,
and after a hand-to-hand fieht Gen.
Greene drew his army off, moved
up the road and.attacked Gen. Sam
Hughes, commander at Blocker
Hill, and again it was a hot fight.
After a bard struggle Gen. Greene
drew his army off and moved up the
road and attacked Gen. Bob Nich
olson, commander at Ceiar Grove,
and here it was also a hot fight.
Gen. Greene then withdrew his ar
my and moved on and attacked
Gen. Warren Hill, commander at
Breeze Hill, and here was another
hand-to-hand struggle. After this
mortal struggle, Gen. Greene drew
his armv off and flanked around
Gen. Bruns Hollingsworth and
moved down the road and made a
violent attack on Gen. Elbert Mun
dy, commander at Frog Level, and
here was another hard fight. After
a hard struggle, Gen. Greene mov
ed down the road across Frog
branch and moved up the road and
attacked Gens. Kit and Brooke
Dunovant, commanders at Bun
combe, and here was another hard
fight. Gen. Greene made charge af
ter charge. Gen. Brooks Dunovant
says he did not get wounded but he
got mortally scared. After a hard
ti?rht. Gen. Greene withdrew his
army and moved down the road
and captured Gens. Jule Mims and
James Bryd, and sent them off to
Castle Green as prisoners. Gen.
Greene sent a squad of his troops
over in Edgefield and they killed
Gens. Mat Lyon and Joe Ouzts.
What a pity! That same squad slip
ped up in town and captured Gen.
Tom Paul, Wigfall Cheatham, Hi
ram Lowe and sent them off to j
Castle Green as prisoners. And then
his army moved up the road by the
Edgefield ol lege and attacked Gens.1
Ransom Timmerman, Ed Mims,
Horde Allen and after a hand-to
hand fight he routed those officers
and moved on and put Gene
Mitch Wells, O. B. Anderson, Joe
Reese to route. After the close of j
this campaign Gen. Greene's army
went into camp on the Griffin Hill.
Auuther corps of Gen. Greene's
army crossed Reynold's ford and
attacked Gens. John Reynold, Mat
Medlock and here was another hard
fight. After this struggle he drew
his army off and moved up the road
and attacked Gen. Carr Williams
and routed that officer. Then his ai
my went into camp at Limestone.
Uncle Tadd Strom.
Edgefield, S. C.
been spending awhile id the home
of Mr. W. L. Coleman.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Whittaker I
are now domiciled in the Landrum
cottage on Addison street.
Miss Sara Stevens is at home
from a visit to friends in Harts ville.
Miss Floride Hendrix of Lees
ville is visiting in the home of Mr.
J. M. Turner.
Miss Maud Sawyer spent the]
week-end at Ridge with Miss S peig
The death of Mrs. Bland Mob
ley which occured in Columbia re
cently is learned of with regret.
Her body was taken to her former
home in Tennessee for interment.
Mr. F. L. Parker, Jr., is spend
ing awhile in the home of his
grand-father, Dr. Prescott near]
Dr. A. T. King and Mesdames
W. J. Hatcher and E. R. Mobley
spent the .past week in Greenville
attending the Baptist Sunday school
Misses Mary and Elise Mobley
are in Winnsboro visiting Miss
Messrs. Guy and Fletcher Horne
entertained a number of their
friends on Friday evening at their
home in a very pleasant manner, the
time being spent with games, mu
sic and conversation. Before the
happy party disbanded, ices and
cake.,were served by Misses Bessie
Ford Turner and Marie Lewis.
The other day some one came to
the home of one of the Juue errooms
with honey for sale. When asked if
he would care to purchase any, re
plid, "No sir, I already have 115
pounds on hand."
Wa S2 H T ? R Q AND KIDNEYS
Miss Blackwelt Entertains Beau
tifully. Citizens Gave Pic
nic. Many Visitors Come
Miss Permelia Jennings of Co
lumbia is the house guest of Miss
Miss Lucy Osborne of Mt. Crog
hara, S. C., is the guest of her sis
ter, Miss Oazzie Osborne.
Mr. Glazier Castle returned to his
homein Winnsboro after ashortvisit
Mies Lillian Parks of Augusta is
visiting: her errand parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Parks.
Miss blackwell delightfully enter
tained, with a dinner party, for bet
house guest, Miss Jennings, lasr
Thursday evening. The color
?cheme of pink and white was car
ried out in ever} detail, the par
lor, hall and dining-room being
daintily decorated in ferns and cut
flowers. The guests having arrived
ihey were invited into the dining
room, where a three course dinner
was served after which the guests
returned to the parlor where they
enjoyed both instrumental and vo
cal music by the Mieses Osborne.
Those who enjoyed the evening
with Misses Jennings and Blackwell
were Misses Lillian Parks, Lucy
and Gazzie Osborne, Ben Talbert,
Jim Osborne, Herbert Parks, Joe
Landrum, Claude Baker and Drew
Mr. Jack Osborne made a busi
ness trip to the city this week.
The citizens of Parksville gave a
community picnic atCat-b'sh springs
last Tuesday. A large crowd at
Misa Marie Blackwell returned
last week after a delightful visit to
Miss Jennings of Columbia.
Mrs. Lemie Talbert of Edenfield
is Visiting at the home of Col. and
Mrs. W. J. Talbot. #
< Mrs. Robert Boyd and her daugh
ter Miss Fi ances of Charlotte is vis
itiug their grand mother and erraw
father. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Parks.
Misses Jennings and Blackweil
will return soon to McCormick
where they will enjoy a howse party
given in honor of Miss Jennings by
her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Mrs. T. Garrett Talbert and fam
ily are visiting relatives in your
Mrs. W. G. Blackwell will enter
tain to-night with a garden party in
honor of the Misses* Jeunings and
Mr. and Mrs. M. White are re
ceiving congratulations on the ar
rival of a daughter.
Mrs. W. J. Talbert, Mrs. Lemie
Talbert, Permelia Jennings, Marie
Blackwell, Eddie Talbert, B. F.
Talbert and William Blackwell
motored to McCormick last eve
Mr. Herbert Parks motored to
Edgefield yesterday. On his return
he will bring with him his sister,
Miss Kathleen Parks, who has been
on a visit to relatives and friends
Dr. Joe Osborne made a flying
trip to town last week.
Miss Lizzie Osborno gave a de
lightful watermelon cutting Mon
day afternoon, after which the
crowd went kodaking.
Mrs. John Brimson of Augusta is
here visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Mobley and daugh
ter of Ninety-Six have returned
home after a pleasant visit to Mrs.
J. C. Parks.
Mrs. C. A. Brimson, and Miss
Emmie Brunson of Augusta motor
ed here several days ago for a short
visit to relatives.
Mr. S. W. Talbert returned home
a few days ago after a weeks stay
Parksville, S. C.
Rounding up Criminals
Sheriff Swearingen and his depu
ty, Mr. Homer Williams, have been
rounding up the criminals recently
and placing them behind the bi rs
to face the bar of justice in August.
They caught Jesse Thomas, colored,
Thursday who had been stealing
chickens from Mrs. Manly De.
Loach. Jesse brought four tine
Rhode Island Reds to Edgefield
Thursday morning that he stole the
previous night and was caught by
Mr. Swearingen as he was about to
dispose of the chickens, confessing
A Graduate Commends th<
' Course of Clemson
Seeing in your editorial column*
a!n artiole concerning the one-yeai
agricultural course, as given al
Glenison, I beg lo say the follow
ing Concerning this most valuable
I ara writing this thinking that it
may be of some benefit to othei
boyland young men who may be
contemplating taking this course.
It Ts?in my opinion, the best short
cours? of the kind given by any in
stitution I know of. It would be
of the greatest advantage to him
through life. I would advise any
one who can, to take the regular
four-yjear course at Clemson, but if
it is 80 he cannot take that, hy all
means take the one-year course. A
young man can get more real tech
nical ;. knowledge concerning the
fundamental principles of agricul
ture, both theoretical and practical,
than he can out of two years of the
regular four-year course, for the
first two years of the regular course
is giv'?a up mostly to the academic
department and to preparation along
the first principles of agriculture.
In taking the one-year course you
leave jont. most of the academic
studies and start at once on agricul
tural Subjects. The one-year course
is not)* substitute for the four-year
course* but is a practical course laid
out for those who are not able, and
who ;f|?el that they have not the
ti me,',, to take the regular course.
The. purpose of the institution is to
take.,;? young man off of the farm
who is a farmer and make him a
better-farmer, and to fit bira so that
he wi(l be of more benefit to him
self and community at large.
The theoretical training that one
gets(^R?1H?*Tiwtttot:on fits one-so
that h? will be able to understand
the technical side of the many great
questions as brought out by the
leading farm journals ?nd agricul
tural books of the present day.
Agriculture is wholly unlike it used
tu be back in the nineteenth century
when people farmed for just what
they could get out of the land.
They never thought of trying to
improve or changing their methods
of farming. They would clear a
great field of virgin forest, and
H hen it was worn out would clear
another to be cultivated in the same
Agriculture is a science which has
been studied by many of our smart
est men, such as Warren, Fletcher
and Daggar, but there has never
been nor will there ever be the time
when new ideas and new thoughts
will not be originated in the mind
about agriculture and put into use
and found practical, and to a good
advantage to the farmers at large.
There is a large field open to all
agricultural students who are inter
ested in the work to study the soils,
plants and their needs. There has
never been a man smart enough to
learn all there was to be learned
about agriculture, nor will there
The one-year course at Clemson
fits a young man so that he will be
able to farm to a much better ad
vantage, and to be of benefit to his
entire community. It fits him so he
will be able to take more interest in
agricultural? meetings and to con
duct general demonstrative work.
A great many boys seem to think
the one-year course is a sham for
boys that have failed iu the fresh
man classes to take this course get a
certificate and say they have finish
ed college, but if they try it they
will find it altogether different, they
will have to put in a lot of hard
Btudy and perseverence to get
through. He will also find a great
many boys who have finished some
of the leading high schools and in
stitutions of this state and other
states taking this one-year course.
The presideut of Clemson said in
his address to the class at our clos
ing exercises that the' teachers we
had come in contact with during the
session made this expression that,
"'we have had more satisfaction aud
pleasure in teaching the one-year
class than any other class in this
college, for they all seem to adhere
to the idea that they are here for
just a short while and have studied
faithfully to get all they could out
of the course for the length of time
Flying Squadron Visits Colliers.
Sunday afternoon at 4 O'CIOCK the
first series of temperance rallies and
medal contests was held at Colliers.
Antomobile parties carried about
thirty men, women and children,
from Edgefieid, about half of them
taking part in the temperance de
monstration. The good people of
the Colliers community showed their
sympathy for the cause by being
present in large numbers and mani
festing their usual splendid hospital
Two of the party went ahead in
an open buggy expecting to reach
Collier and consult witb the organ
ist and other persons at Collier, and
Mr. Littlejohn, as to the program,
but while "Man proposes, God dis
poses," for when these two had
passed every means of shelter and
had gotten into an open country, a
cloud came up suddenly and unex
pectedly, and their only protection
was one green umbrella. They
looked in vain fora friendly iree,
or a hospitable home on the side of
the road, and thought of the cry for
immigrants which has been made
for the filling in of vacant places in
our county. Finally they saw in
the distance, but too late to save
their clothes, which by now were
drenched, the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thaddeus StrOin. riere under this
friendly roof tree they took shelter.
When they entered, they hoped that
there would be tome one who could
provide the necessary adornment to
make it passible for them to pro
ceed, but lo, and behold, everybody
was as thin as a rail. Nevertheless
Mrs. Strom said that once upon a
time she had worn garments that
would suit, but that of course they
were not in style at the pres
ent time. These they very thanet
fully donned, and as soon as the
rain abated, proceeded on their
journey sadder, but wiser. The
meeting was just as good, however,
and everybody was just as happy as
if it had never happened. Re*. J. T.
Littlejohn conducted the exercises,
leading in prayer, and announcing
Th/sre were two contests for sil
ver medals, cue by boys and girls
of 10 and 12, who sang a temper
ance story in song. These s.mgs
were announced in last week's Ad
vertiser, the first being Edward
Peak, then Dozier Tompkins, Cor
rie Cheatham, Francis Jones, Elea
nor Mirna and William Jones, all
wearing the Young Campaigners'
costume. The judges were Mrs.
B. B. Jones, Mrs. McMurrain of
Edgefield and Miss Carrie Rich ol'
Clark's Hill. William Jones was
awarded the medal, his song called
"When the liquor dealers hear us
'Tis then you'll see them running
And at their rout, we all will shuut
The song of Victory."
The oratorical contest was as fol
lows: C. ?. Littlejohn, "A Plea for
Florence Miras, "Sebastian Man
Willie Peak, "The Second Elec
Onida Pattison, "Old Soapy;"
Hortensia Woodson, *'The W in
ning Crusade," and the last speaker ,
was J. T. Littlejohn Jr.
The medal was awarded Miss
Ouida Pal tison, Mr. G. D. Miras, ,
Dr. J. N. Crafton and Mrs. W. 8. ;
Middleton being the judges.
At the close of these contests, Dr.
Pendleton Jones made a very stir- ,
ring and impelling address on pro- !
bibition. In spite of the very warm
weather everybody would have been
willing to listen much longer.' Dr. '
Jones interspersed his address with [
some very witty and interesting in
cidents which cooled the atmos
phere and added to the interest.
The last number on the program
was the famous "Dry Line," snow- ,
ing the states of the states, with l?e (
appeal to uncle Sam for a wuite
South Carolina by little Elizaoeth (
Lott. Literature was distributed ,
as a souvenir ot the occasion, and (
"Vote Dry" 'buttons were worn by ,
the "Flying Sqadron." K. A. M. I
they were here."
This is the third class to finish
this course, and they have averaged
something over fifty each year. 1
hope to soon see lue time when this
number will be greatly increased.
H. G. Gardner.
Harmony Church Dedicated.
Large Attendance. Inspiring
Sermon by Bishop Kilgo.
Equidistant from Johnston, Tren
ton and Edgefield, in the heart of
one of the most prosperous and
most progressive rural communities
in the state,stands Harmony church.
The Advertiser congratulates the
members of this church upon their
splendid achievement in the erection
of a beautiful and commodious
house of worship, which is modern
in every detail and in every respect
adapted to the work , of the church
and Sunday school. The building is
constructed of biick at a cost about
$ 12,000 and has a seating capacity
of from 600 to 800. Probably no
where else in tho State can there be
found such a handsome church
building in a rural community.
Two Former Buildings.
Harmony church was instituted or
founded about 1844 and the original
building was used until 1869, when
it became inadequate and was sold
to the colored people who moved it
away and from it erected the pres
ent Simmons' Ridge church, three
miles north of Edgefield. In 1869 a
large and more comfortable build
ing was erected. The first sermon in
the new church was preached Au
gust 8, 1869, by Rev. J. T. Kilgo,
the father of Bishop Kilgo. The
church was formally dedicated Sep
tember 19, 1969, the dedicatory ser?
mon being preached by Rev. W. S.
Black, D. D. The present building,
the third to be erected by the Har
mony flock upon this spot, was com
pleted early in 1914. The first ser
mon in the new building being
preached by Rev. G. C. Hutchinson
in March, 1914. It is the custom of
the Methodists not to dedicate a
house of worship until all indebted
ness is.paid/.and for that
formal dedication was postpone...
Having paid all indebtedness upon
the building, the dedicatory service
was held last Sunday. '
Sremon by Bishop John C. Kilgo.
Before the appointed hour arrived
for the service to begin, the build
ing was filled to its utmost capacity,
the normal seating capacity having
been increased by the addition of
about 20t) chairs. Probably as many
persons had to remain outside as
were provided for in the building.
Seated upon the rostuum were Bish
op John C. Kilgo, his brother,
Presiding Elder J. \V. Kilgo, Rev.
J. R. Walker, Rev. B. J. Guess and.
the present pa?tor of Harmony. Rev.
J. H. Thacker. Rev, Mr. Guess
served Harmouy as pastor about
eight years ago.
As most of the people present
knew Bishop Kilgo, either person
ally or by reputation, to be an in
tellectual giant and a man of great
spiritual power, one who has but
few peers in the ministry of any faith
or creed, they expected a powerful
discourse, one altogether out of the
usual order, and in this they were
not disappointed. He began by giv
ing his conception of the Deity as
taught in the Bible and throughout
the entire discourse emphasized the
importance of teaching eternal
truth rather than the things that
are temporary and fleeting. Bishop
Kilgo said God is not an inherent
quality but when -He comes He
comes from the outside and from
above. He is not on a horizontal
plane as would be a competitive
force. He comes from the heights
above and we ate commanded to
look, to look up, and it is this pri
mal or fundamental fact alone that
distinguishes our religion from the
religions that men have set up from
human events and human history.
Bishop Kilgo referred to the reli
gion of the Greeks which was found
ed on human ideals, without any
eternal sovereignty, without any an
chorage in faith. The Bishop said
men are disposed to look for God
on the dead-level of material things
and as a result some have brought
forth a scientific theology. But
hejsaid, he wants no God that can
be chemically analyzed or marked
off by an engineer into territorial
sections. By such reasoning you get
nowhere. God placed himself in the
tjternal heights far above men. He
3aid every description of G >d,
whether in song or story, was sym
bolic of premanency and inflexibili
ty. He was compared to t^ijkwur
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