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In Loving Remembrance of Mrs
W. A. Crawford.
In the morning hours of July 16,
1915, the angels visited the home
ot Mr. Willie "Crawford, who lives
near Plum Branch, and took from
him his beloved companion, Maggie,
and transplanted her into the beau
tiful city of God, where she will be
with God and the holy angels to
await the home-coming of her loved
She was a sweet Christian woman.
All who knew her loved her. To
the very last she had such a Christ
She professed faith in Christ in
early girlhood, and joined the Plum
Branch Baptist church at the age of
twelve years, and was fifty-one
3 ears and six months old when she
She has had this dreadful linger
ing disease, consumption, for nearly
nineteen years, and was confined to
her bed ten weeks and a few days
when death came.
This lady realized her condition a
number of years ago, and had her
husband and each child a letter
written and laid away in her trunk
to be read after her death. Her re
quest was for her five brothers and
Mr. Crawford's one brother to act
as pall bearers.
Some years ago she requested that
the pastor should begin reading at
the 11th verse of the 17 th chapter
of St. John, and continue reading
that chapter at her funeral. This
was a very appropriate selection for
These are the three songs she re
quested them to sing at her funeral,
^Nearer My God to Thee,;' "Yield
Not to Temptation" and "God Be
With You Till We Moet Again."
During her last sickness she suf
fered much, but there was little or
no complaint, she bore her suffering
She spoke several times of being
ready and willing to die, and seemed
to think deatii would be a sweet re
Cousin Maggie leaves a husband
and six children, five brothers, two
sisters and mother to mourn her
She clung to her children until
they were all g ?-own. The three
eldest are married.
From the life she lived among us
we know where this dear one is, and
and we who loved her company
here should so live that when sick
-ness and conflicts are passed we can
meet her where there will be no
sickness, no sorrow, no more part
ing nor tears.
No more will her sweet voice be
heard at home. She has left a va
cant place there and in our hearts
that never can be filled.
They will miss her coming foot
steps-they'll miss her everywhere.
Home will not be what it used to be
since this mother has passed away.
"One precious to their hearts has gone,
A voice they loved is still."
But their heart? should be eased
of pain when they think of what an
inspiration her life has be m. With
tenderest care she has guided her]
little ones' toddling feet from in- j
fancy to womanhood and nnnhood.
Her love removed the jagg.-d stones
and briars from the way.
Those withered hands, how th. y've la
bored to make their hearts gay,
And smooth the roughness from their
It is a wonderful thing, a mother.
Other folks can love you, but only
your mother understands. She works
for you, looks after you, loves vou,
forgives you of anything you may
do-understands you. And the
saddest thiug on earth she ever
does to you, is to die and leave you.
White Town, S. C.
Miss Talbert Entertains.
Miss Mary Talbert entertained
very pleasantly last Friday evening
at a lawn party in honor of her
guest Miss Driskell. The spacious
lawn afforded abundant room for
the crowd of boys and girls who as
sembled. The night was beautiful.
Japanese lanterns, the most popular
sort of decoration and illumination,
were used. A number of visitors
from out of town added interest to
the occasion. Popular ragtime mu
sic during the evening was enjoyed
by the young people. The progres
sive conversation which takes the
place of both games and contest
was used. This has come to stay be
cause of the power to entertain de
lightfully. Delicious cream and
cake was served a short time before
the departure of the guests.
We want the public to know that
our restaurant is open at all times.
Lunches served on short notice.
Big cut in summer underwear.
We can fit you.
Mukashy Bargain House.
Petit Jury-August Court.
Clifford Robertson, Washington,
W A Hart, Edgefield,
R H Dorn, Elmwood,
Cleveland Derrick, Johnston,
A H Day, Shaw,
E G Bryan, Shaw,
J M Wright, Pickens,
G- W Holmes, Johnston,
J C Seigl er, Hi bier,
E W Callison, Hibler,
W C Sealer, Moss,
J M Swearingen, Shaw,
T P Morgan, Moss,
J H Cogburn, Elmwood,
E A Horne, Ward,
L H Enbanks, Collier'*,
E M Bledsoe, Elmwood,
G S Strom, Moss,
J W Munday. Meriwether,
Lewis Holmes, Ward,
B R Thomas, Moss,
S M Watson, Moss,
J E Franklin, Shaw,
A M Clark, Johnston,
N N Fair, Wise,
T J Wash, Moss,
M B Hamilton, Elmwood,
H M Reynolds, Edgefield,
J T McDowell, Blocker,
M D Lyon, Jr., Edgefield,
H E Quarles, Colliers,
J E Timmerman, Blocker,
J W Stewart, Edgefield,
Martin Medlock, Meriwether,
James Miller, Shaw,
N F Manly, Blocker.
White Town Picnic a Great Suc
cess. Two Games of Ball,
Mr. Editor-: I will send in a few
items of the past week from this
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. White, also
Misses Nenie and Georgia, their
daughters, went on a pleasant visit
down in Georgia last Thursday and
Friday visiting relatives. They
spent Thursday night with Mr. Jim
White and family our used-to-be
citizens of White Town.
Mrs. H. L. Stone of Atlanta spent
last week with her sister, Mrs. J. A.
Mr. W. W. Medlock and family
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Jennings last Sunday.
Miss Maggie Deal entertained
most pleasantly last Thursday in
honor of her guests, Misses Louise
Shrine, Maggie Medlock, Mesdames
H. L. Stone, J. A. Walls, W. W.
Medlock and W. T. Reynold?. They
reported a nice time.
Mr. Quick of Augusta spent the
week-end with Mr. F. P. White.
Miss Mattie Coleman was the
guest of Miss Coreen Walls last
Saiurday night and Sunday,
Mr. Editor, I must say our picnic
was a great success. We had a
l?ge orowd and plenty of dinner.
All the hash and everything else
Had two baseball games. Plum
Branch played White Town in the
morning, ending 7 to ll in favor of
White Town. Cleora played White
Town in the afternoon, ending ll
to 32 in favor of White Town. Hur
rah for White Town boys!
? C. W.
Resolutions on The Death of
Mrs- America Rhoden.
Beautiful, strong and unselfish
was her life. She could not stay
with us always nor would she de
sire Lo be away from her God whom
she loved and tried to follow in his
footsteps and she has now received
her full reward for the beautiful
Christian life which she lived on
She was a faithful, devoted friend,
mother and wife, never tiring of
doing deeds of love for all. Me think
sometimes when she felt feeble and
weary (for she was sick several
years) that she would ftel the senti
ment of this beautiful hymn.
I would not live always
I ask not to stay
Where storm after storm
Seems dark o'er my way.
If true sympathy could be a com
forter we beg to mingle our tears
with her beloved husband who was
always so kind to her and her de
voted children who loved her and
were also glad to do some deed of
kindness for a sick mother. And her
daughter-in-law was also ready to
do some loving deed to her and liv
ed in the home with her. They all
will miss her kind and gentle ad
vice. She was a member of Philippi
Baptist church where her remains
were laid to rest, Dr. A. T. King,
her paste, officiating.
That a copy of these resolutions
be sent the Johnston Times, her
bereaved family and a copy be in
scribed in our minute book.
Mrs. Mary Callum
Mrs. Batler Derrick.
Mrs. George Scott.
The mint makes it and under the terms
of the CONTINENTAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY you can secure it at 6 per
cent, for any legal purpose on approved
real estate. Terms easy, tell us your
wants and we will co-operate with you.
908-9 MUNSEY BLDG.,
"UNCLE" IV'S LETTER.
(Continued from First Page.)
a preaching tour through the coun
try and took a young: man along
with him as a companion, and that
the preacher never preached at th<
same place, but one time, and hif
text was, "Peter's wife's mother laj
sick of the fevjr," and everywhert
he went he preached from that text,
and that after a while he went to a
town where there was a bell at the
church, and when the bell rans foi
the morning service the preacher
went into the pulpit and preached
from the same text, and he and the
youug man went to dinner with one
of the church membern, and aftei
dinner they were sitting oui on thc
porch and the church bell'rang for
evening service, and the preacher
became somew hat excited and asked
the young man if that bell meant
preaching again, and the young man
told him no he guessed not, but he
expected Peter's wife's mother wae
So, Mr. Editor, you see that I am
surrounded by all sorts of people
and beliefs and am now superinten
dent of a Sunday school in sight of
my home (having given up the Sun
day school that I first worked in)
and am trying to be of some help
to my near neighbors. We meet
every Sunday for Sunday school and
have preaching twice a month, and
our school house which is 16x32
feet will not hold the people that
come. Old, middle-aged and young
men and women boys and girls come
and seem hungry for the truth as
taught in God's word and I do feel
so weak when I see their needs and
realize that I am an old man whose
mind is not as clear as it once was,
andean now more clearly under
stand the need of praying for la
borers to work in the fields, for of
a truth down here the laborers are
very few and far between. I have
written the above that my friends
in Edgefield county may know how
I am surrounded, and pray for me.
Now, I want to ask a question.
Jabez Garnet says he looks first to
see if I have anything in the paper,
and the first thing I look for is to
see if there is anything from Parks
ville, the Grove or Modoo. Failing
to see-anything from either of those
places I feel disappointed. What is
the matter with Parksville, where
are Marie Blackwell,Kathleen Parks,
Rosada Talbert, Anna McDonald
and others? I name those four,
why? Well, when I went to Parks
ville last October I met those four
on the railroad and had a ohat with
them, and as I write I can imagine
I see and am talking with them as
I did that Sunday evening. Now
girls I want some one or all of yon
to let me hear ( from Parksville
through The Advertiser. It will do
the old man good.
How about crops down here?
Well where they were planted along
about the 1st of April and have
been worked they are as good as I
have ever seen, but it has taken
hard work to keep the grass from
taking possession. Since the 6th
of May I don't remember of ever
seeing as much rain fall and the
cotton planted from the middle of
April to 1st of May got in a bad
fix, and some of it is -still in a bad
fix. Cotton and grass all came up
together, and the rains gave the
grass the advantage, in fact in some
sections I hear of some that planted
over with no better success, and of
others that raised the white flag or
in other words shouldered their hoes
and quit their crops. Fortunately
we got our crop up early and eot it
worked out before the rains set in
regular, and though we have the
drills fairly clean there is some
grass in some of the middles that
have been plowed up three or four
times and 'tis still alive, and I guess
will stay so until the frost kills it,
but those who pass by say we have
as good if not the best cotton they
have Been, but as I said before it
has taken hard and persistent work.
Hav'nt had any of our wheat
ground into flour yet, but had a
bushel ground at the corn mill and
we are now eating graham bread
and 'tis good too, makes me think
of when I was a boy and ate muf
fins, waffles and batter-cakes made
from shorts or middlings.
To give you some idea of whether
any wheat was grown down here, I
was told one day last week by a
thresher-man that at one flour mill
there was 1800 bushels of wheat
ahead in the mill to be ground and
still being'carried there, and unless
the fool farmers go crazy again (as
they often do) there will be the
largest grain crop sown this coming
fall that has ever been known in
this county. 'Tis laughable some
times just to hear some of the old
Georgians talk about wheat and
oats. To illustrate, living in about
one and a half miles of where I do
is an old man that claims to be six
ty-nine years old. He came across
our graiu patch of fifteen or sixteen
acres, ard just stopped, took of his
hat, scratched his head and told me
that it ?vas the biggest grain field
he had ever seen, and I told him
I I have h
jg?jj make it
^ will be
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that the only hopes I had for the
farmers in this section ever to have
anything was to sow more grain,
and his reply was, he didn't know
this land would make wheat and
oats, and he owns his home of
something over two hundred acres.
So you.see that not only the preach
ers don't know about some things,
but a lot of other folks are in the
Yes, we are tkrough plowing ex
cept a few acres of corn and peas
after small grain. Wish you were
here to help us eat water and musk
melons as there is no sale for them,
but the hogs do love to eat them,
so we are not fretting as we have
the hogs, or rather shoats that will
be hogs when they are turned in on
the groundpeas this fall,, and we
have about twelve acres of corn
with them in every middle. So
come down now and eat water
melons, or next winter and we will
parch some pinders for you.
Love to all in Edgefield county,
once my home but don't think now
will ever be again. I am a little
uneasy about Jabez for you know
he is a widower and there is or will
be a lot of those Mexican women
widows, and one of them may lasso
Buist's Turnip Seed.
Let us supply you with Buist's
new crop turnip seed in all the
popular varieties: Rutabagas, white
globe, seven top, purple top, Aber
deen, in fact, we have all of the va
rieties that are grown on the cele
brated Buist farm.
Penn & Holstein.
I have opened an up-to-date press
ing club in the front room over the
store of D uno vant & Co., and are
prepared to do cleaning and pressing
in the most approved manner.
In addition to cleaning and press
ing men's suits, we give special at
tention to ladies' garments. Give
us a trial. Satisfaction guaranteed.
We make a Specialty of
: Palm Beach Suits
H. T. HAMILTON
to assure my friends and
:ons that the new enterprise
lunched in Greenwood is not
;e the policy or plans of THE
R STORE. We hope to
, if possible, even a better
an in the past. Your wants
looked after in my absence
in charge with pains-taking
d we hope to,continue this
on the same mutually pleas
ions as of the past.
2 CORNER STORE
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We sell McCormick and Dain Mow
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We also keep on hand a full supply
of repair for McCormick, Deering, Os
borne, Champion and Dain Mowers.
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The Buying Public
Has confidence in us, and is
getting satisfaction here. This
is indicated by continued gen
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