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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1915
Ridge W. M. U. Held Profita
able Session. Monthly Meet
ing of W. C T. U. Death
of Mr. Hutchinson.
The 1 Uh Annual meeting of
W. M. U. auxiliary to the Ridg
association was held last Tuesday
and Wednesday with the Ridge
Baptist church, the attendance ex
ceeding any yet. The schedule
was very convenient, and it was
near enough to the country churches
to allow a full attendance. John
eton sent ber full delegation, and
many others interested, attended, in
all there being 32 from this one
church. The Ridge church, with
its ideal surroundings, waa a splen
did place for the meeting, and the
hospitality of the good people of
the town was unbounded.
Even before the organized ef
fort of the christian women, Ridge
church women were doing mission
ary work. As early as 1874 a
splendid gift was sent to the central
committee by Mrs. R. B. Watson,
who was quietly working among
The fi ret session was opened with
devotional services conducted by
the pastor, Rev. J. T. Murray, and
after enrollment and greeting from
State President, Mrs. J. D. Chap- j
man, the roll call and reports of the
W. M. Societies were heard from,
these being exceedingly interesting,
and showed that they were attempt
ing more and accomplishing more
as each year passes by. Batesburg
society had paid $60 over appor
tionment in gifts, having raised
$521 during the year. Johnston
gave $70 in gift more than last
year, giving in all, $446.28. Ridge
had done a glorious work, $100 by
gifts over apportionment; had given
. a check to a minister, who had suf
fered hy firs Jtnd "aided -in other
charitable wa>s. The report of
Red Bank church was excellent, and
through personal service commit
tee, a needy family had been main
tained. Richland Springs had help
ed a cripple by paying hospital
bill. Every society had done some
The visitors were recognized,
there being present, Mrs. Edwin
Carpenter, State Supt., R. A., Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman, Vice Pres.,
Western Div.. Mrs Parker, Supt. of
Aiken association, Mrs W J Hatch
er, State Supt. Sunbeams. After
a 8onsr message by that gifted sing
er, Miss Nannie Gunter, of Bates
burg, the report of the W. M. U.
Supt., Mrs. Alvin Etheredge, of j
Saluda was read. In the 18
churches of the association, there
are 16 societies, anew one having
recently been organized at Pine
Pleasant, the historic church, where
Luther Rice lies buried. The gra
ded system bad been used to some j
extent in the union. $699 had been
given to Foreign missions, $437.25
to Home missions, $332.25 to State,
missions, $11.25 to Bible fund,
$59.23 to Training school, Judson
' centenial $303.96, Box value $228.
85, Seivern academy, $30 in pledges.
In all given, for apportioned ob
jects, the amount. Has $1539.69.
The apportionment was $1503. The j
total amount ssnt by the Ridge as
sociation to the State Treas, is]
$2009.93, $91.80 given also that
was not reported to State Treas,
It was with great rejoicing that
it was found an increased number
of those taking up the Lord's work.
Every society has flourished, and
its Supt did not have to report any
as having entered the society ceme
tary as last year. The noon hour
prayer was in charge of Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman who stated that it should
indeed be an hour of praise and
prayer for the splendid year's work.
She chose as her subject, "conse
cration," and gave several beauti
Following this, Mrs. Tillman, as j
Vice Pres. of Western Division!
gave her report. S.he had just re
turned from the upper part of the j
Northern division, the union here j
being held in Mt. Moriah church.
The oki historic church of Mt. Mo
riah has been replaced with anew
one, and the gavel with which Mrs.
Davie presided over the union was ?
made from some of the old pulpit.
It was in this church that the]
first missionary society was organ
ized in this section of the State, and
the Directress, (as the Pres. was
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Beautiful Shower in Honor or
The above headline might lead
one to believe that Edgefield had
been visited by a natuie shower of
rain drops, but that is not the case.
This shower was one of good wishes
and gifts to one of Edgefield's most j
highly esteemed young ladies, Miss
On Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Ma
mie N. Tillman entertained the
Young Woman's Auxiliary in honor
of Miss Peak at a linen shower.
A very congenial and happy com
pany of young ladies were present,
and music and good cheer enlivened
The first formal number on the
programme was a beautiful and ap
propiiate vocal solo by Mrs. J. R.
Tompkins, with piano accompani
ment by Mrs. Tillman.
A toast in the form of an acrostic
on the words Young Woman's Aux
iliary, which were written by Mrs.
Pendleton Jones, were presented to
Miss Peak by Mrs. J. L. Miras.
Just at this point in the pro
gramme there appeared a most won
derful sage from cupid's land of ro
mance, who came for the express
purpose of making known to the
young people the real meaning of
"love." Mrs. P. M. Feltham had
been chosen to bring this message,
and when she had read many beau
tiful quotations, the contest began,
when the guests took their penoil
md paper, and began to write their
own definition of love. Mrs. W.
D. Allen won the prize, a beautiful
box of that saccharine substance
that all girls like, and this she most ,
graciously presented to the bride-to
When thia had closed, three little
fairies, all tinted with green from
:he real land of showers, came in
bringing a big Y and W and A as
arge as they were, and on them
(vero hanging, in beautiful d?"*ign *
jhe loveliest hand embroidered linen
loilies, many of them presented by
sach member of the Y. W. A. The
little girls were, Emily Tompkins,
Mary Lawton and Corrie Jchnson.
The occasion was a delightful
one, and was an expression of the
high esteem in which Miss Hortense
is held among the many friends in
Edgefield, and by the members of
the Youug Woman's Auxiliary.
Concerning National Auto
Editor The Advertiser:- The Au
gusta Chronicle recently published
a map showing some main auto
routes from the north and west to
points southward of us and Florida
as their ultimate goal. It was in
teresting to see that one of these
main routes came as near to us as
Anderson, it was Bad to Bee that
this route did not extend as if by
nature it should have done through
Edgefield county to Augusta and on
to Charleston, Savannah, etc.
A few miles of good roads in our
county would put us on one of the
great highways of auto travel. Hun
dreds and perhaps thousands of au
tos would use this highway. Every
auto representing possible investors
and winter residents. Edgefield
county is as beautiful and has as
fine olimate as any place under
heaven and some of these passers
by would find it out.
I am told that what auto travel
does approach us from the north
pumps the Savannah river at Mc
Cormick and like the priest ? and
Pharisee passes us by on the other
side and goes on to Augusta. A few
miles of road moderately well kept
up to start with would divert this
stream and enoourage us to still
better roads. Is is well to keep in
mind that this great stream is just
beginning to flow and is seeking a
path. A few years from now it will
be a mighty river. Shall it come
through our county or go down on
the other side of the Savannah?
Ask our supervisor.
W. W. Fowler.
Parksville, S. C.
We carry a complete line of sta
tionery, Ledgers, Type-writer paper,
Type-writer Ribbons, Fountain Pens,
Letter Files, etc. Everything for
W. E. Lynch & Co.
Don't put off sending your orders
to Miss Eliza Mims for Hand Paint
ed China for the ooming weddings.
School Improvement Association
Formed. Trenton Girl Won M
Gold Medal. Mr. Man
get Makes Donation.
Through a very earnest and cor
dial invitation from that energetic
and thoroughly progressive gentle
man, Prof. H. W. Soott,a goodly"
number of enthusiastic ladies met at
the school house ou Friday after;
noon las-: for the purpose of forming
a ladies' school improvement asso
ciation. There was much interest
evilencod-sdi the ladies wanting to
talk at once. They were so de
lighted and so enthused that a step
had been taken, the outcome of
which perhaps would mean for their
town a new school building, that
silenced by the chairman, to express
their feelings. We all acknowledge
and admit with pride that the man
is the head of affairs; then with a
degree of satisfaction,we know that
the woman ia preferably the neck. <
The neck, however, turns the head;
80 granting that there should be the i
least opposition on the part of the i
men (but we do not believe there1 .
will), the women and the children of ]
the town and community wanting il
the new school building, we believe j
we shall not be disappointed. ' The 1
officers of the association are Mrs.
J. H. Courtney, president; Mrs. i
Willie Miller, vice-president; Mrs. i
Maude Moore, secretary and treas
urer. The next meeting will be i
Friday afternoon, September 24< I
With a kiss of sincerest love, we
herewith salute little Mary Callie, j
the lovely baby girl who has arrived ;
to add happiness to the already <;
happy home of our beloved friends? ?
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wise. The J
little girl has been fortunate to re
ceive her sainted grandmother's
nar/?e, Gallie It is righvtbat ?U
should be so. Her blessed name 1
should be thus perpetuated, and we
can only wiBb for her the inheri
tance of those rich traits of charac
ter that made her namesake, so uni
versally beloved, so universally pop
ular. Little Callie, we predict, will
be the pride and the queen of Tren
It ie with a degree of pride that
we announce that our gifted young
friend, Miss Helen Marsh, one of
the Trenton high school girls, won
the gold medal at Edgefield on Sun
day afternoon last in the declama
tion contest, put on by the W. C.
T. U. This is quite a compliment
to this young girl, and we wish to
join with her many* friends in con
Mrs. J. H. Courtney, who is su
perintendent of the Sunbeams, en
tertained the members on Saturday
afternoon. Not only did she give
them a good time with games and
music, but furnished a generous sup
ply, of sake and cream, whioh was
JViiss Helen Clark left home on
Tuesday to visit friends in Marion
for a week prior to her taking up
her work again at Coker.
Mr. Henry Salter has gone to
Clemson to enter upon his first
As Mrs. F. P. Bryan was return
ing home after the organization of
the ladies' school improvement asso
ciation she was relating with much
enthusiasm the purpose of the meet
ing, etc., to a number of friends,
when Mr. S. H. Mangot, a prosper
ous and thoroughly up-to-date mer
chant and a young and handsome
bacheloi, voluntarily made a liberal
offer for the schooKbuilding. Thia
shows a spirit of progressiveness,
and that ho has the interest of the
people at heart. We commend you,
Bachelor Manget, and in the name
of the association we thank you.
Messrs*. Bettis and Joe Bouknight
have returned from Charleston,
where they went to attend the fun
eral of their aunt, Mrs. Poppen
Mr. Luther Jones from Florence,
one of Senator Tillman's secretaries,
is at his post again, and all of his
friends give him a hearty welcome
Mrs. Hattie Cullum, Miss Lizzie
Cullum and Miss Kate Cullum mo
tored from Batesburg to spend Sat
urday with Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Miss Edyth Herlong and Miss
Louise Coleman were baptized at
Ebenezer on Sunday last by Rev.
they were encouraged, rather
Much Activity in Parksville's
Social Life. Young People
Vj Leave for College.
Miases Rosada Talbert and Marie
Blackwell returned horne after be
ing delightfully entertained at a
house party in McCormick.
Mr. R. J. Blackwell, a prominent
banker of Augusta, and Mr. J. B.
Davenport, a large wholesale drug
gist of the same place, dined at the
home of Dr. W. G. Blaokwell Sun
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parks re
turned home Monday, after spending
the week end with their daughter,
Mrs. H. H. Drennan of Trq,v.
-Misses Nina and Caddie Robert
son returned to their home in Au
gusta several days ago.
Rev. John F. Warren was a visi
tor in Augusta this week.
Mr. Robt. Boyd returned to his
home in Charlotte Sunday after an
axtended visit to relatives here,
fittr. and Mrs. W. W. Fowler paid
s flying visit to McCormick Wed
Miss Lillian Parks returned to
her home in Augusta last week, af
ter spending her vacation with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
We are glad to report Miss Scrap
pie Dorn, who has been seriously
ill, so much better.
Mr. T. G. Talbert, Jr., of Colum
bia, is here spending a few days
with friends and relatives.
Messrs. Herbert Parks and War
ren Stone returned to Clemson this
week to resume their school work.
Mrs. W. G. Blackwell spent Wed
nesday in McCormick as the guest
?f Mrs. F. C. Robinson.
?Sir. Sf W. Talbert will leave in a
f*? days for Columbia, where be
ij^kttetid the University of South ?
Born to Mr. andi Mrs. Hoyt
Kirby a fine baby girl.
Miss Mary Talbert, of your town,
is visiting at the home of her grand
parents, Hon. and Mrs. W. J. Tal
Mrs. J. L. Leary is spending a
while with her husband here.
Miss Marie Blackwell left Wed
nesday for Columbia, where she will
spend the winter with Dr. R. T.
Jmning's family and attend the
Misses Maggie Mae Robertson
and Rosada Talbert will leave Wed
nesday for their respective colleges,
the former to Due West and the
latter to Anderson.
Misses Steele and Ferguson, our
assistant teachers, came in Saturday,
and be^an their work Monday.
Miss Gazzie Osborne is in Char
lotte visiting her grandfather, who
is there in a sanitarium.
Miss Rosada Talbert, Mrs. W. J.
Talbert, T. G. Talbert, Ben Talbert
and Watson Talbert motored to
your town Sunday.
Little Miss Robbie Parks returned
to Augusta Sunday after a pleasant
visit to relatives and friends.
Little Miss Marie Self, of Plum
Branch, is here on a visit to rela
Messrs. William Broadwell and
Ernest Wilson, of Lowndesville,
?pent Sunday here, coming down in
the former's car.
Miss Carrie Moultrie, of the Re
hoboth section, came over Sunday
to spend a while with relatives.
Misses Ethel, Lizzie Mae and Es-,
sie Robertson, of Modoc, spent Sun
day here with Mr. and Mrs. George
Mr. W. P. Parks left Sunday
night for Rock Hill.
The following invitation an
nounces the approaching nuptials ot
two young people, in whose wel
fare and happiness there is universal
interest here, and upon the consum
mation of their plans they will be
showered with sincere congratula
tions and good wishes:
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peak
request the pleasure of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Rev. Patrick Henry Bussey
on Thursday evening
the thirtieth of September
one thousand nine hun Ired and fifteen
at six o'clock
Edgefield, South Carolina
Woman's Christian Temperance
The local W. C. T. JJ. held the
regular monthly meeting at the
home of Mrs. R. L. Dunovant on
Monday afternoon. The subject
for the meeting was "Peace and
International Arbitration." Two
leadet8 were read by Mrs. J. W.
Thurmond and Mrs. E. J. Norris.
The devotions were led by Mrs.
J. W. Peak, the prayer service in
cluding a chain of prayer for the
The mof-t interesting part of the
programme was the account of the
State convention given by the dele
gates who attended.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins began by
a general resume of the convention
proceed inge, and this was followed
by 'The good time we had at Allen
dale," roost enthusiastically and in a
charming manner by little Elizabeth
Lott, who attended the convention
on invitation of Allendale to dem
onstrate the status of the States.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn made a
splendid report of the demonstra
tions, and explained the great ser
vice thai these visible manifestations
of the work accomplished in mak
Mrs. J. L. Mims told of the great
growth of the South Carolina W.
C. T. U., and the fact that there
are now more than jne thousand
paid up members, entitling the State
to three delegates to the National
convention in Seattle, Wash., Octo
Miss Florence Mims told of the
great women she saw in Allendale,
and how they impressed the con
Mrs. Tillman gave her impression
of the best reports made, mention
ing especially the one on literature,
of which Mrs. Cogburn is superin
tendent, and the report on co-opera
tion with missionary societies.
Plans were laid for thejwnual re-1J
ception to teachers early in Octo-f^
At the close of the meeting ice
tea and a variety of sandwiches
were served by the hostess.
The next meeting will take place
at the home of Mrs. J. W. Thur
D. A. R. Meeting.
The first fall meeting of the D.
A. R.'s will be held at the home of
Mrs. J. H. Allen on Tuesday, Sep
tember 21, at 5:00 o'clock.
A full attendance is desired, as
after a rest of several months we |
hope to begin this season's work
with renewed energy and vigor.
Mrs. N. G. Evans, Regent.
Mrs. J. W. Peak, Sec'y.
Work Day Saturday, Sept 25.
There are nearly 1000 orphan
children iu the church orphanages
of the state. 300 at Thorn well
Orphanage (Piesbyterian), Clinton,
S. C.; 250 at Connie Maxwell
(Baptist,) Greenwood, S. C.; at Ep
worth Orphanage (Methodist,) Co
lumbia, S. C.; 122 at the Church
Home (Episcopal,) Yorkville, S. C.
The daily bread for all these chil- f
dren comes from the gifts of these jr
people. They have nothing except j i
what is given them.
: These children are being trained
to make useful, healthy, intelligent
citizens, and many boys and girls
reared in these orphanages are suc
ceeding in life. All these institu
tions are crowed and their need?
By appointment, Saturday^ Sept.
25, has been designated as ' Labor
Day" and all who are interested in
orphan children are asked to give
to one of these orphanages what
they earn on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Let all who will earn some money
that day the busy man at his desk
the merchant and the farmer, house,
wives and school children, all wage
earners-everybody; let all make a
gift, large or small, that day to one
of the orphanages named below.
This has been a hard year for all
these institutions and a gift, some
large, some small, from everybody,
is sorely needed just now.
The Thornwell Orphanage, Dr.
W. P. Jacobs, President, Clinton,
The Connie Maxwell Orphanage,
Dr. A. T. Jamison, Supt., Green
wood, S. C.
The Epworth Orphanage Rev.
W. B. Wharton, Supt., Columbia,
The Church Home, Deaconess
Gadsden, Yorkville, S. C.
braves Decorated. Stirring Ad
dresses. Representative At
tendance of Aiken And
Sweetwater church is located
ihn ut 17 miles south of Edgefield in
Aileen county, but only a few bun
Ired feet across the county line,
indeed the school building near by
s practically on the line and is an
Uken-Edgefield school, being at
ended by children from both conn
ies and receives funds from both
Sweetwater church was constitu
ed March 10, 1832. The land wat
lonated by Mr. Thomas Shaw. At
he time the church was organ
zed there were 24 members, among
hem being the Clouds, Currys,
layses, Tanksleys, Hi gb towers and
ther representative families. The
Irst building, which was a
mall, crude structure, was erected
oon after the church wan organic
d and was used until 1860, when
he present building was erected
Tactically upon the spot where tbe
ld one stood. Unlike the rural
hurches of to-day, Sweetwater
hurch has an old-style gallery
cross the end opposite the pulpit,
eing placed there to provide a
lace of worehip for the slaves who
rere owned prior to the Civil War
iy members of the church.
The first pastor of the church was
lev. Robert Carson who served
erved from 1832, to 1842, and aa
t was impossible for Mr. Carson to
erve the church regularly, Rev.
thomas Norris was also pastor do
ing that time, serving in the ab
ence of Mr. Carson. Rev. Joseph
if orris next served the church and
lied during his ministry there, he
teing the only pastor of the church
rho is buried in the cemetery ad
oining the church. Mr. Morris
pas greatly beloved by his flock,
ind as a token of their affection and
.ppreciation for his faithful ser
vices, the members of the church
>laced a stone over his grave at a
jost of $95. The following minis
ers have served the church in the
>rder named: Rev. Mr. Clyde, Rev.
Fosiah Mathews, Rev, J. P. Mosi
ng, Rev. H. A. Whitman, Rev. W.
}. Shaw, Rev. E. W. Sammens,
itev. J. E. Walker, Rev. J. M.
iVhite, Rev. M. D. Pad^tt, Rev.
r. D. Krepps, Rev. W. D. Horton,
*ev. M. W. Hitt and Rev E. W.
leynolds, the last named being the
cresent pastor who has served the
?burch since the first of February.
A short, time ago Mr Reynolds
.onceived the idea of holding a
nemorial service at Sweetwater in
>rder to pav tribute to the dead
vho lie buried in the cemetery and
o review the work and achieve
neuts'of the church. Last Sunday
vas set apart for the memorial oc
?asion, an all-day service being
ield and dinner served on the
rrounds. All who had relative?
,nd friends buried in the cemetery
vere requested to place flow
rs upon their graves. The choices
lowers from the gardens of the
leighborhood, as well as many frons
Lugusta florists, were placed upon.
cores of graves. Among the names
erv are the Mayes, Hammonds,
Townes, Butlers, Murrahs, Math
!WS, Hightowers and others.
In the forenoon an interesting
etter was read from Rev. M. W.
litt, a former pastor. This was
olio wed by an inspiring serme n by
iev. Mr. Reynolds, who spoke of
he church as a factor in the cont
nunity life. It has been a long
vhile since we have heard a more
nspiring sermon. Next Mr. J. L.
Mime spoke by special invitations
ipon "The relation of the church
In the afternoon a condensed
listory of the church was read by
Vir. C. B. Murrah which contained
nuch valuable information. This
?vas followed by a letter of greet
ings from Rev. E. W. Saramons, a
former pastor, which is published
is a part of this report. The last
item on. the programme was the
splendid memorial address by Hon.
B. E. Nicholson. So pleasant and
profitable was this day spent at old
Sweetwater for all present that the
pastor suggested that it be mad e an
Notwithstanding the fact that
the congregation was composed of
stones in the ceme
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