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EDGEFIELD, S. C.? WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1915
More Than Two Hundred Bu
siness And Professional Men
Visit Edgefield in Sixty
They came-they saw-they con
quered-the Augusta Boosters.
Promptly on schedule time, 11:30
o'clock Tuesday, the pagea.nt com
posed of 60 automobiles arrived
from Augusta bearing about 200
business and professional men. They
were met at Trenton by a pa? ty
Irom Johnston and piloted to Edge
A large number of our people
had gathered early cpon the public
square and were eagerly awaiting
the arrival of the visitors. The
meeting and greeting of friends as
the Boosters alighted from their
cars presented a pleasing picture.
Soon after the last car came in a
procession was formed in front of
the store of Ramsey & Jones bead
headed by the Eagles' Drum Corps
of Augusta and all marched to the
court house where, standing upon
the stone steps, Mayor A. H. Cor
ley briefly welcomed the visitors and
then presented Ex-Governor John
0 C. Sheppard who likewise extended
a cordial welcome and gave utter
ance to appropriate remarks. He
referred at some length to the
pleasant relations that have existed
between the people of Georgia and
the people of South Carolina in the
past, the people of each State re
joicing in the achievements of the
The response on the pan; of the
Boosters was made by Wallace B.
Pierce, a prominent young lawyer
of Augusta, who expressed the de
light that the Georgians experienc
ed in coming to Edgefield and he
also expressed appreciation for the
very cordial exception extended to
them. In concluding Mr. Pierce
presented Mr. William Martin who
who spoke for the city of Augusta
officially. Mr. Martin was followed
* by Mr. Johnson who was also very
kind ID his remarks and expended
urging them to feel while there that
they are among their friends.
As a result of the coming of the
Boosters, the business interests of
Augusta haye been brought into
close touch with the people of this
Bection. The personal touch will
also result in a better understanding
of the business men of Augusta.
The Augusta Boosters are not mak
ing an effort to take business that
belongs to the local market or local
merchant, but they invite the con
sumer to purchase from them what
can not be had from the local mer
chant, instead of ordering from the
catalogue house. The half hour
here was very pleasantly spent, the
visitors being aelighted with the
vert cordial reception given them.
At 12:30 the Boosters resumed
their journey, Johnston being the
next stop, leaving Edgefield with
the assurance that a verdial recep
tion will always be accorded tire
good people of Augusta.
The Citadel Examination.
Eight young men were here Fri
day to compete for the Citadel
scholarship. All of them were
bright, ambitious boys who are anx
ious to secure an education. And
the pity is that all of them can not
enter the Citadel or some other
higher institution of learn
ing. We trust that the seven
who will be disappointed when the
decision is aunounced from the office
of the State Superintendent of Edu
cation in Columbia on August 26
will arrange to go to college anyway.
The following are those who com
peted for this valuable scholarship:
Joseph B. Landrum, Robert J.
Boyd, Park8ville; Oscar L. Sturkey,
Plum Branch; G. William Wise.
Trenton; Homer E. Moyer, John
ston; John M. Mims and Robert H.
Norris, Jesse B. Hart. Edgefield.
Many Have Registered.
There is. increasing interest and
enthusiasm in the approaching elec
tion. A large number of voters
have secured registration certifi
cates, thus qualifying themselves
for the election. It is believed that
Edgefield county will poll a very
large vote, and that a tremendous
majority will be cast against whis
key. "Licker'-' is under the ban in
Mrs. Bryan's Bridge Party. De
lightful Basket Picnic. Mrs.
Fair Entertained Friends
at Her Home.
Mrs. F. P. Bryan's beautiful
bridge party on Friday afternoon
last was a much enjoyed social
event. This was a compliment to
two charming visitors, Mrs. Hen
derson from Charlotte, N. C., and
Miss M. D. Pope from Orlando,
Fla. The game was spirited from
start to finish, and at the conclusion
the hostess served a delightful salad
Mr. B. R. Tillman and little
Douschka are spending several days
this week at Greenwood as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Tillman.
Miss Ruth Salter entertained very
delightfully at rook on Thursday
evening in honor of her brother,
Mr. Frank Salter, who is on a visit
from Memphis,- Tenn.
Mr. W. 0. Holland has returned
to his home in Winston-Salera after
a visit to bis mother, Mrs. Julia
Misses Maude and Dollie Betti*
are at home again after a week's
stay at Chick Springs.
Mrs. Wright from Bethune is vis
iting her brother, Mr. Austin Clark.
On Saturday last a delightful
basket picnic was given to Mrs.
White, mother of Mrs. L.D. Crouch,
at Smith's pond. The morning was
devoted to catching tish, so the fry
in connection with the baskets,
which contained all kinds of deli
cious sweet meats, made the dinner
Mr. Ed Harrison has returned
home after a much enjoyed visit to
relatives in Hawkinsvilie, Ga.
The ladies of the Lizzie Day
Guild will sell ice cream in the park
Friday afternoon, beginning at four
thly. We beg patronage fur these
ladies, for the cause is a worthy one,
that of missionary work, and they
It has been a long, long time since
we have enjoyed a spend-the-day
party more than on Saturday, when
a'large number of congenial friends
and relatives partook of the whole
souled hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.
J. N. Fair of the Horn Creek sec
tion. The dinner was sumptuous,
and the day throughout teemed with
Miss Sade Long was hostess Mon
day eveuing at a lovely party. Pro
gressive conversation was the form
of entertainment, and delightful re
freshments were served during the
Stamp Out Blind Tigers.
If blind tigers are plying their
unlawful trade in your community,
notify Sheriff Swearingen and his
Ford car will take him in a very
short time to where he is needed.
Should wnite or colored men haul
whiskey from Aiken or Augusta,
notify the sheriff and he will in
tercept them and seize their whis
key. Deputy Sheriff Homer Wil
liams and Mr. Shemnel Nicholson,
the jailer, went down in the Col
liers community one night last week
and made a seizure of more than a
dozen quarts that were finding their
way from Augusta to demoralize
the young men of Colliers com
Let's break up this liquor busi
ness in Edgefield county wherever it
exists-in towns and rural districts.
Prohibition has years ago passed
the experimental stage. It has been
proven over and over again that
prohibition can be made to prohibit,
and when the law is enforced con
ditions are improved immeasurably.
The law is being well inforced but
L*. oan be better inforced if the citi
zens will give the officers of the law
their full co-operation. When you
know that the law is being violated
furnish the proper officer with at
least sufficient information for bim
to act upon.
Men ot Edgefield-men of the
towns and men of the country
let's out a stop to liquor selling in
the county. Save the boys and
young men from those who would
corrupt and demoralize them by
selling them mean liquor at an
There.is now less liquor being
sold than at any previous time da
ring the past five years, but let's
make it less and less.
MT. ZION NEWS.
Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Gaines
Entertained. Ladies Thrown
From Buggy by Mule Not
Rev. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gaines
left on last Wednesday for their
home in West Baden, Ind. The
week previous to their departure,
was enlivened by several social,
events in their honor. On Wed
nesday of last week, they were giv
en an elegant dining at the home of I
Mr. J. C. Whitlock. On Thursday,
at the home of their father, Mr. Wv
J. Gaines, they were joined at din
ner by Mr. Geo. T. Swearingeo,
and Mrs 52. C. McCarty. On Fri
day, a fishing party was arranged'
for them at Adams' pond. Here,
the perfect day, the beautiful scene,,
tbe fish-fry, the picnic dinner, the
watermelon cutting, and the treafcj
of sitting by the tranquil waters foe
hours, waiting for a nibble, made a*
day of pleasure long to be remem
bered. On the following Tuesday
night, this fortunate young couple
were entertained at a delightful
supper given them by Mrs. W. A.
Mrs. E. C. McCarty, of Augusta,
Ga., has been up spending a week
with her friend, Mrs. W. J. Gaines.
On last Sunday afternoon, in an
accident which occurred while drip
ing a young mule from Horn's
Creek church, Mrs. McCarty and
Mrs. Gaines were both thrown from
the buggy. Fortunately, and almost
miraculously, excepting bruises,
neither lady was seriously hurt.
Misses Marie and Lilla Mae Pad
gett spent last week with their aunt
Messrs. Milledge and Tommie
Whitlock spent last week at the
home of their brother, Dr. W. A.
Whitlock atKit^hings' Mill.
Mr. J. J. Ergle, from Granite
ville, with his son, Grady, and
daughter, Mae, have been .up to
visit his daughter, M^TB. W. A.
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Mrs. W. T. Garner is spending
this week with friends in Langley.
Miss Bessie Gaines ie visiting her
aunt, Mrs. E. G. Padgett, at her
summer cottage at Ridge Crest,
We know that some of the men
of our community have been careful
to register in anticipation of the
coming prohibition election. We
hope that none have neglected this,
and that when the appointed day
comes, all will turn out and vote for
Mt. Zion, S. C.
Death of Mr. C. E. Quarles.
Owing to the nature of his malady,
the friends of Mr. C. E. Quarles
have known that the sands of life
were running low, and that it was
only a matter of time before the
final summons would come. And
yet when the announcement was
made that he breathed hi? last early
Sunday morning, there was much
genuine sorrow. His friends had
not become reconciled to the inevi
Mr. Quarles was a good citizen,
one who was held in high esteem by
bis fellowman. He possessed sterl
ing qualities that are found in the
character and life of a man who
stands for those things that, are
high, noble and true. He was a
God-fearing man, who, though, like
all other mortals, he fell short of
the ideal Christian life, made a con
stant struggle to follow the teach
ings of the scriptures. He was al
most a life-long member of Red
Hill church, and it was there that
the funeral was conducted Monday
at noon by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn,
his Masonic brethren also officiating
at the grave.
About three years ago Mr.
Quarles moved to Edgefield to ac
cept the position of local representa
tive of the Georgia Cotton Oil Com
pany. He was elected magistrate
last summer of the first magisterial
district, but resigned several weeks
ago on account of failing health.
Mr. Quarles was a member of the
Masonic fraternity, and also a Wood
man of the World. Both of these
orders have lost a true and loyal
Mr. Quarles leaves his devoted
wife, five daughters and five sons,
his youngest child being about five
years of age.
Monthly W. C. T. U. Meeting
Musical Contest to fae Held.
Moonlight Picnic. Misses
On last Friday afternoon the
?monthly meeting of the W. C. T.
U. was held in the home of Mrs.
tOlin Eidson, aod although the
??weather was very threatening there
'were about fifteen members present.
?Mrs. T". R. Denney, president, pre
sided, the subject for the afternoon
fjbeing "Peace and International Ar
bitration." Two splendid selections
|were read: "Woman's Influence,"
my Mrs. W. J. Huiet, and "Mothers,
jjSpeak Low," by 'Mrs. E. K An
drews. Mrs. Denny made a few in
Beres.ting remarks on the subject.
^Delegates to the State convention at
Allendale were eleccted, and are
[Mesdames C. D. Kenney, J. L.
Walker, P. B. Waters, Jr., and G.
SP. Cobb. Mrs. Denny, president,
[?Mrs. Olin Eidson, secretary, Miss
Kena Payne, treasurer, and 1 Mrs.
warnes White, superintendent, will
Kttend, being delegates ex officio.
f?The treasury's report for the con
ggentional year was given in detail,
?lie organization having had in the
oeasury during the year $62.25.
Hrs. A. P. Lott, who bas had chacge
n|f benevolent work, stated that the
[fettle orphan girl who was being
?red for by ihe union, through her,
iflsd been comfortably situated, and
.Sid of other deeds of charity she
??d done in the family. Mrs. Jas.
White, who has charge of the L. T.
B., reported good work done during
the year. Mrs. O. D. Black, su
perintendent of the flower mission,
fjad an excellent yearly report of
Many bouquets sent to cheer the
sick and afflicted. The superinten
dents of the other departments have
kfept their work before the union
fairing the j ear. The "Vote Dry"
battons were on hand, and each
member took some of them, with
SflE promise that they get them all
.pained upon the voters. Following
"?ffe meeting a union prayer service
was held, this being conducted by
Mrs. W. J. Huiet. Reports of the
circles were given, which showed
that they were well attended. The
western circle reported that the
members had taken up the study
of the booklet in connection with
the prayer meeting. The meeting
closed with prayer by Mrs. James
Mrs. James White, who is direc
tor of music in the W. C. T. U., is
planning to have a musical contest,
which will probably be on the fifth
Sunday evening, and those who
take part will compete for the silver
medal, and the one who will be so
fortunate as to win this will then
enter the gold medal contest. M?SB
Orabel Perry, who won the silver
medal at the Harmony contest will
take part in the next gold medal
Miss Sue Timmerman has been
spending a few days here with rela
Mrs. Willie Scott and children,
of Augusta, are guests of relatives.
Mayor W. C. Derrick is spending
this week in Washington, D. C., on
a pleasant trip.
Mr. Edmund Penn, of Columbia,
spent last week here with friends.
Miss Emma Booknight has re*
turned from a visit to friends in
Raleigh, N. C., and upon her return
stopped in Columbia and purchased
a handsome six-cylinder touring
Miss Annie Waters, who is sten
ographer for a firm in Augusta, is
spending her vacation here in the
home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cullum will
go to Hartsville September 1 to
make their home, the former having
a position there.
Mrs. Charles Pickett Corn is the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Strother, at Walhalla.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Y. Turner,
Misses Frances and Bessie Ford
Turner, Zeua Payne and W. Wal
lace Turner made a car trip to Au
gusta the first of the week.
Miss Lillian Smith has returned
to Edgefield after a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. J. W. Hardy.
Misses Isabel and Bessie Bean
were hostesses for a delightful tea
on Thursday evening, those present
being about eight of their young
friends. The repast served was
daintily arranged and tempting, and
the hours were very pleasant.
Mr. and Mrs. Raysor, of St.
Whiskey Takes the Wages
Mathews, are guests in the home of
their father, Rev. J. H. Thacker.
One evening of the past week a
moon light picnic was enjoyed by a
number of the young people, the
guest of honor heinz Miss Mary
Chambers, of Winnsboro, who is
visiting Miss Mary Lucia Mobley.
The affair was held at Yonce pond,
which has been the rendezvous of
the young people during these hot
Miss Bessie Clark, of Raleigh,
N. C.,. is the guest of Miss Emma
Miss Antoinette Denny enter
tained with a spend-the-day party
on Wednesday, those preseut bexug
some of her college friends.
Mrs. Alonzo Horn has returned
from a visit to Mrs. J. E. Horn at
.Mr. Leon Stansell spent the first
of the week in Atlanta un business.
Mr. E. B. Dasher has gone to Sa
vannah, Ga., to spend awhile with
his sister, Mrs. Wheeler.
Miss Dessie Dean, of Saluda, is
the guest of Mrs. Barney Jordan.
Mrs. P. C. Stevens has returned
from a visit to the Good Hope sec
tion, and on Sunday last, at the
meeting of the Good Hope Mission
Society, she made a splendid talk on
ror. warrett, dean ot UoKer
lege, spent a few days of last week
here in the interest of this institution
Miss Martha Watson was a guest
in the home of Miss Mary Bouknight
at Lexington during last week, be
ing one of the house party.
Miss Sula Krepps has gone to
Langley to visit her brother.
Mrs. John Hester, of Columbia,
is a guest in the home of Mr. J. W.
Mr. Joe Jacob? came near hap
pening to a serious accident recently
While on his return mail route as
be attempted to cross Mine creek,
the swift current, caused by. a heavy
rain, floated his buggy, which was
carried down the stream. He man
aged to cut the horse out of the
harness and it swam out, and later,
with assistance, secured the buggy
and mail sack, which had washed
ont of the buggy and was found
lower down the stream.
Mrs. Sara Ready, who was quite
sick during last week, is much bet
Messrs. William and John Webb,
and Misses Popie, Irene and Vera
Webb, of Chappells, spent a few
days of the past week here with
friends, making the trip in their
Miss Annie Crouch is at home
from a delightful house party in the
home of friends at Hendersonville,
Mr. M. R. Wright has gone to
Washingion, D. C., and will visit
other northern points before his re*
Miss Sara Carwile is at borne
from a month's stay at Columbia
Misses Sara and C?robel Stevens
visited at Meeting Street last week,
and attended the protracted meeting
at Stevens' creek church. This
meeting closed with good results on
Friday last, there being twelve ad
ditions to the church.
Mrs. E. L. Etheredge, of Bates
burg, spent last week with Mrs. W.
Mrs. Whitaker, of Columbia, has
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Whitaker, and upon her return was
accompanied by the latter for a few
Miss Helen Clark, of Trenton, is
the guest of Misses Isabel and Bes
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Kelly will, at
an early day, go to Charleston,
where they will make their future
home. Mr. Kelly will take up the
study of medicine as a profession.
Mrs. Boger and little. Helen, of
Manning, are visiting the former's
parents, Capt. and Mrs. P. B. Wa
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Marsh,
Messrs. John Fleming and Theodore
Marsh are spending two weeks in
Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Fay Covington, of Atlanta,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. B. L. Al
Mrs. F. M. Boyd has gone to
Chester to spend a few weeks with
her mother, Mrs. Stewart.
Misses Willie Glovar, of Beech
Island, and Lottie Henderson, of
Aiken, have been guests of Miss
Mesdames H. W. Crouch and Lu
cian Shaw Maxwell spent the week
end in Augusta with friends.
Mr. Nixon Dorn, of Parksville,
is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. A.
Mr. Goode Mobley is spendiug
two weeks at Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Zobbi has returned to New
berry utter a month's t?t?y with her
daughter, Mrs. Willie Yonce.
Mrs. Octavia Rushton has 'gone
to Hendersonville, N. C., to remaiu
until the fall months.
Mrs. Alexander Waites and chil
. dren, of JLemville, Ga., visited rela:
co]. itives here during last week; '
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Rambo, of
Augusta, are guests in the homo of
Mr. J. R. Hart.
Medal Contest and Temperance
Rally at Mill Chapel.
Saturday evening at 8:lp o'clock
.another in the series of medal con
tests was held at Beaverdam Mills
Chapel, Mr. T. A. Hightower con
ducting the exercises, the following
entering the song contest: Eliza
beth Bailey, Benjamin Cogburn,
Hansford Mims, Corrie Cheathara,
Francis Jones and Eleanor Mims.
The contestants in oratory were,
Francis and Brooks Jones, Leila
Quarles, Florence Mim?, Janice
Morgan and Willie Peak.I
The silver medal in song was
awarded to Eleanor Mims, and pre
sented by Mr. M. P. Wells; the
oratory medal to Miss Janice Mor
gan by Mr. A. S. Tompkins.
At the close of the contest, Hon.
B. E. Nicholson made a very inter
esting address and an appeal to the
chivalry of the men to make condi
tions better for the sake of the wo
men and children of our country.
The climax to the occasion was
the "Dry Line" tableau which has
been so popular in these series of
temperance rallies, given by Eliza
Mrs. M. P. Wells is superinten
dent of medal contests for Edge
field county, and in the beginning
made a very clear and forceful ex
planation of the purpose and plan
of the medal contest.
The next contest will beatMcKen
dree on the afternoon of the otb
Sunday, the program of which will
appear in next week's Advertiser.
Johnston will hold a medal contest
on the evening of the fifth Sunday.
Columbia Boosters Coming.
In order to get in closer personal
touch with the people who visit COP
lumbia the business men of the cap- .
ital city, acting through their .cham
ber of commerce, have planned an
automobile trip to all of the towns
within a radius of sixty or seventy
miles of Columbia. Thursday the*
will come to Edg?fieid, probably
two hundred strong. The pageant
will consist of sixty-odd automo
biles. The boosters will stop atthe
towns along the>aj, reaching Edge
field about two o'clock. They will
take dinner here and leave about
three o'clock upon their return trip,
taking supper at Batesburg.