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Wednesday, Sept. 15.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. Chalmers Hughes is in Dud
ley* N. C., where she recently at
tended the wedding of her sister.
There will be preaching service in
Trenton Methodist church next
Sunday morning at 11:15 o'clock.
Charlie bell and J. T. Littlejohn,
Jr., spent Sunday in Edgefield as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims.
Dr. and Mrs. Oscar LaBorde of
Columbia are spending a week
here iwith Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Mrs. Tillie Goldfarb, of Louis
ville, Ga., accompanied by her two
little children, is the guest of Mrs.
The stores of J. Rubenstein and
the Mukasby Bargain House will be
closed Saturday next on account of
Do not fail to see the play in the
opera house Friday night. It will
be a good entertainment, and is for
a worthy cause.
Married, at Rose Cottage, Sep
tember 12, Miss Annie Harris and
Mr Hugh A. Qoarlea. Rev. J. T.
Just before closing our forms we
learned of the death of Mr. Frank
Townes. The interment will take
place at Sweetwater church.
. Elliot and Irvin Padgett, W. D.
Ouzts, Jr., Harold Norris, Goode
Reel, Walter Mays and Edgar
Strother have gone to Clemson col
Edgefield has a better cotton
market than Greenwood, conse
quently cotton from Greenwood's
territory has been coming to this
market. Mr. T. M. Arrington, of
F?rlfopv, sent six bales to Edgefield
We publish this week the quar
terly statements of the Bank of
Parksville, Bank of Pium Branch,
Bank of Trenton and the Bank of
Edgefield. Edgefield county is proud
of ?ll of its banks. They are all
See "The Miner's Daughter" in
the opera hou?e Friday night. It is
worrh twice the price of admission.
Prices have been placed within reach
of everybody, reserved seats 35
cert*, espera) admission 25 c?nit?
and children 15 cents. Tickets on
sal? at the store of Penn & Hol
Hurrah for Plum Branch! A
town that will cast 73 votes for pro
hibition and not one for whiskey is
a good town to live in. Real es
tate is worth more in a town that
sets sncii a hiah standard. Again
we say, Hurrah for Plum Branch!
It is the only precinct in the county
with such a record.
Let's give the visiting theatrical
troupe a cordial reception Friday
nieht hv attending the splendid
play, "The Miner's Daughter." It
is being given in the interest of
Bethlehem church. Mr. Guy For
rest, a nephew of Mr. J. Davis Mar
aud Mr. C. E. May, who is well
known in Edgefield, is the manager
.of the play.
Dr. E. Pendleton Jones left Sat
uroay morning to be with his
brother, Dr. Howard Lee Jones,
who was seriously ill in a hospital
?in Florence. He grew steadily
.worse and died this morning. Dr.
Jones was president of Coker col
lege, and was one of the most prom
inent Baptist ministers in the South.
The interment will take place at
Miss Florence Minis will leave
next Tuesday for Hartsville to en
ter Coker college. To-day she has
as her guests the girl? from Edge
field county who have been attend
ing Coker, and also those who are
to enter next week. The following
young ladies are: Misses Mary Lu
cia' and Elise M obley, Bessie, Isa
belle and Lettie Bean, May Harri
son, Ruth Salter, Bessie Ford Tur
ner, Lena and Minnie Lanham, Ev
elyn Broadwater, Emmie and Alma
Next S mday morning at 11:15
the rector will preach at Trinity
Edgefield, and in the afternoon at
4:30 at Trenton. A cordial invita
tion is extended to the public to
worship with us at both places.
"The Miner's Daughter."
This play will be given in the
opera boase Friday night and should
be seen by a large number of Edge
field people. It is not only a good
play, a drama in four acts, but the
proceeds will be used to erect Sun
day school rooms for Bethlehem
church. The manager of the play
is Mr. Guy Forrest, a nephew of
Mr. J. Davis May, and all charac
ters possess a very high order of
talent. This will be the best play
Edgefield has had in some time and
and we trust that our people will
patronize it in large numbers. In
purchasing a ticket you will be
contributing to a very worthy cause,
and too you will receive full value
iu the entainment itself. Tell your
friends about the play Friday night.
Session of 1915-16 Opens.
The graded and high school had
a ver} auspicious opening Monday
morning. A large number of pat
rons attended the public exercises
in the school auditorium. Prof. T.
J. Lyon outlined the plans for the
years, announcing that some im
provements will be made.'.Plans are
on foot for adding a teacher of ex
pression. Prof. Lyon and Prof.
Copenhaver will drill the boys in
the setting up exercises that are
given at the military schools. A
physical laboratory has been added
to the equipment.
Short talks were made Monday
morning by Mr. W. W. Fuller,
Rev. R. 6. Shannonhouse, Rev. J.
R. Walker and J. L. Miras. A
large number of pupils were pres
ent and everything points to a
very successful year, even more
successful than last session.
Edgefield Baptist Association
Holds 108th Annual Session.
The annual meeting of the Edge
field Baptist association which, was
held at Red Hill church last Wed
nesday and Thursday was one of
the most profitable sessions ever
held. The weather was ideal, the
place of meeting was one of the
best communities in the county, the
reports of standing committees evi
denced thought and careful prep
aration, several distinguished visi
tors were present to lend their coun
sel, and the good people of Red
Hill were all that could be desired
as hosts and hostesses. <,
After the re-election of officers,
Mr. Orlando Sheppard, moderator,
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, clerk, and
Mr. S. B. Mays, treasurer, the an
nual sermon was preached by Dr.
E. Pendleton Jones. The re
ports <>f Aged Ministers, Periodi
cals, Foreign Missions, Woman's
Work and the Orphanage were
made Wednesday, all of which were
ably discussed The writer regrets
that he was unable to attend the
sessions of Wednesday.
The attendance was unusually
large, practically ali of the dele
gates remaining through the second
day. The first report Thursday
was on Sunday school work by Mr.
P. H. Bu8sey, which was discussed
by Mr. Watta of Columbia, the
Sunday school secretary. The re
port on Education was prepared by
Mr. C. M. Mellichamp. Dr. D. M.
Ramsey, president of the Greenville
Woman's College, and Rev. A. C.
Jones, the educational secretary,
spoke on this subject. The re
port on Temperance was prepared
by J. L. Mims. He and Dr. W.
G. Blackwell spoke on this sub
ject. The report on State Missions
was made by Rev. George M. Sex
ton. Rev. W. E. Wilkins fol
lowed with a discussion at some
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn read appro
priate resolution on the death of
Rev. J. P. Mealing and Rev. J. E.
Johnstone. He and the moderator
of the association paid beautiful
tributes to these departed ministers,
referring also to two departed
brethren, Mr. R. A. Cochran and
Mr. C. E. Quarles.
The good people of Red Hill dis
pensed the lavish hospitality that
has been their wont to bestow for
many years, making all visitors
happy and glad that they are pres
ent. Bountiful feasts were served
at the church both days.
The association meets next year at
Stevens Creek church on Wednes
day and Thursday before the sec
ond Sunday in September.
Come in and let us show you ( ur
stock of school shoes for th i dul
den. We can help you get the
children ready for school. Every de
pirtmont is well filled.
J. W. Peak.
All kinds of California fruits,'
fresh shipment every other day.
New goods arriving every day,
the latest things being constantly ad
ded to our ntock. Come in to see us.
J. W. Peik.
(Continued from First Page.)
persons from Aiken and Edgefield,
possibly about an equal number of
persons from each county, the din
ner was really and in truth a typi
cal Edgefield dinner- The very
gracious hospitality which the peo
ple of Edgefield always bestow was
dispensed on this occaeion. But
after all, Aiken people are really
Edgefield people, Aiken being a
part of Edgefield county not many
years ago. The writer had the
good fortune to fall into the
hands of Mrs. Henry Cooper, Miss
Mattie Shaw and Miss Beatrice
Stevens, consequently the best of
everything was bountifully bestow
ed upon us.
In the letters that were read and
in the memorial address beauti
ful tributes were paid Rev. J. P.
Mealing, Hon. J. P. DeLaughter
and Mr. John C. Shaw, all of whom
have passed away this year. Each
one of these gentlemen filled a large
place in the church and community
life. Indeed there were three J. P.
Mealings present Sunday, all named
for the saintly man who first bore
the name so honorably. Another
person, one who is yet living, re
ceived much commendation Sunday
tor bis faithfulness and that was
Mr. John Mathews who has been a
deacon of the church 48 years, .be
ing now in his 81st year.
The following is a portion of the
letter of greeting that was written
by Rev. E. W. Sammons:
Beautifully situated on the margin
of the pine and oak lands, the
church was accessible to a large
territory wh ose citizenship was com
posed of a splendid people. In the
church yard they buried their dead,
and came from every quarter on
preaching days with flowers to place
on the graves of their loved ones.
A great opportunity and a great
responsibility faced the pastor every
time he entered the pulpit. The
church had had pastors, who endued
with the power of the Spirit, met
both the opportunity and the res
ponsibility, and wrought great
things for God. The records will
show many gracious revivals, many
lost ones gathered safely into the
Kingdom by their faithful preaching
of the gospel of God's love. Even
this ex-pastor, least worthy of all,
was greatly blessed of God in his,
ministry, and a goodly number of
happy converts were added to the
church during the time of his ser
vice. But the sterling worth of
the membership, their love of God,
their faith in Christ, their conse
crated lives, their untiring service,
were the grea t factors God used ef
fectively in building up the church,
and making it a great blessing to
All that was mortal of many of
those who were co-workers with me
in the Kingdom, is now resting in
the guiet grave in the old church
yard-there awaiting the resurreo
tiou morn wheu Spirit and body re
united they shall dwell ever-more
with the Lord. Among these was
Miss Mattie S?aaw, beautiful in per
sonality, beautiful in character,
beautiful in life aud beautiful in
death. I remember saying at her
funeral that the fragrance of her
christian character was sweeter than
the lovely flowers, heaped in bounti
ful profusion by weeping friends
upon her bier. Johnnie Shaw, her
brother, broken hearted over the
great bereavement, told me that bis
prayer was that he might meet her
agaiu in a better world. And now,
he has gone-gone to a better life,
from which he caunot be again sep
arated ny death. Blessed are the
dead who die in the Lord.
Mrs-Walker, the mother of Mr.
George Walker, was the first mem
ber to die after I became pastor!
She was a good woman whom every
body loved, and bad been a member
many yeais. I said at her funeral
that the new pastor frequently had
poured into his ears ugly things
about others, but that Mrs. Walker
had only spoken of the goods things
of others-a happy trait we would
all do well copy. Deacon John
Mathews is one of God's noblemen;
a plain man, can hardly read save
in the Bible and familiar hymns;
but he knows these too well. Read
ing the Bible and singing the songs
of Zion are his daily joys. They
make him happy and strong in the
Lord. His faith is the single trust
of a child. He doubts nota word
in the Book. To him it is God's
word, truth not to be questioned
but to be received and obeyed.
He honestly endeavors to shape his
life according to its teachings He
succeeds. O, that God would raise
up more men like him, the light of
the world, the Salt of the earth.
His wife was a true .helpmate in
every good word and work. They
had no children, but raised an or
phan, who, we trust, is walking in
Deacon Kenrick, whose body is
now in thv church >ard; was one
of the pi 11 ors of the church. Born
on Cape-Cad, brought to the nea,
he had a wider vision like his broth
er deacon, though like him he had
the faith of a little child; he knew
in whom he believed, and though
the winds should blow and the bil
lows roar, he would find a safe har
bor in the Cleft Rock of AgeB.
These two, Kendrick and Mathews
- 1/ke Paul and Barnabas-two
strong yokefellows, bore the burden
of the Lord 's cause. When shall
we see their like again? Blessed is'
the church and community that can
claim them tor their own. The
Kendrick home was always open
to the pastor and mauy a happy
day did he spend there with those
splendid christian people. May
God be gracious to those of that
home still living.
Mr. and Mrs. William Mays, were
two faithful members, regular in
their attendance upon the church
services, ever ready to lend a help
ing hand to every good work. Their
memory lingers with as a precious
heritage from the past. Their
neighbois and their children, I
know, rise up and call them blessed.
Faithful and true in their genera
tion, their lives were as guide po.s ts
pointing the last traveler to the
Kiii&r's highway lhat leadeth to tb?
Mrs. Thomas McKie and her
daughter Julia, later Mrs. Galbraith
Butler, were two faithful members
of the church. It was beautiful to
observe this Christian mother and
daughter, alike in their unselfishness
and self forgetfulness, greeting with
unaffected appreciation and sim pi? I
christian courtesy every member
of the church and all clauses of
people who attended the services.
The sweet simplicity of their faith
and love was bul the outward ex
pression of the gentleness of the
Spirit of the Christ who dwelt so
richly within them. A great moth
er in Israel, a great daughter in
There were many other* whom
we loved, who?e memory will ever
be dear to us. We cannot name
them all; others too, while not
members of Sweetwater, but of
Hardy's regular attendants at both
churches-many of whom are now
sleeping in the same church yard,
We would like to recall or speak
about, but must refrain.
I My heart is too full, my eyes are
Suffused with tears-yeti know,
it may not be long-I shall see them
agaiu. Becaucie Christ lives they
live. Heaven is sweeter because
they are there.
Brethren and sisters, I greet you,
God be with you still, and lead
lyou to higher experiences of his
E. W. Sammons.
? PINE WHOOPING COUGH REMEDY.
Mothers, Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar
Honey is just the remedy for your
children's cold ailments. The fact
is that pine is a quick enemy of
cold conditions. Its qualities loosen
the mucous in the throat, soothe
the lungs and open up the air pas
sages. The combination of honey,
soothing and pleasant, with the
loosening pine qualky.makes this an
ideal cough remedy for children.
Each passing year brings for it,
new friends. A family of growing
children cannot afford to be without
it. 25c. a bottle.-3
A Trade Name.
Now that the shipping reason in
coming on and our farra products
will be put upon the markets to go
forth to various parts of the country
to cheer and make glad the palates
of the epicurean, we ought and
should adopt a trade name; some
thing to determine our produce
from that sent by other sections,
something to give individuality to
our products, something to adver
tise our section, something which,
when fruit or produce was wanted
again, would make the consumer
think of us and our section, somer
thing that would picture to the for
eign consumer an ideal Southern
community, something to make a
tie between producer and consu
mer so strong that weeks and months
and years would fail to destroy the
taste. Create a taste that lingers.
-Moore County News. ?
My restaurant open all bc ure,
meals served to order. Come in
and take dinner with us when in
James Ve lix.
DR- J.S. BYRD,
OFFICE OVEH POSTOFFICE.
Residence 'Phone 17-R. Office 3.
FOR RENT: Five-room resi
dence near High School; possession
given at once. J. L. Mims.
Special Notice to Folks.
We wish to anuounce we are ex
clusive agents for the simple mix
ture of buckthorn bark, glycerine,
etc.i known as Adler-i-ka. This
remedy, used successfully forappen
dicitis, is the most THOROUGH
bowi'l cleanser we ever sold. It is
so puwerful that ONE SPOONFUL
relieves almost ANY CASE of con
stipation, sour or gassy stomach.
Adler-i-ka never gripes, is safe to
use and the INSTANT action is
surprising. Penn & Holstein drug
COUGHS THAT ARE STOPPED!
Careful people see that they are
stopped. Dr. King's New Discovery
is a remedy of tried merit. It has
held its own on the market for 46
years. Youth and old age testify
to its soothing and healing quali
ties. Pneumonia and lung troubles
are often caused by d*>lay of treat
ment. Dr. King's New Discovery
stops those hacking coughs and re
lieves la grippe tendencies. Money
back if it fails. 50c. and $1.00.-2
Machinery in use jusl
I have the latest impro
teni. I am prepared to h
most up-to-date manner,
entirely satisfactory to ev(
give me a trial. I guarani
pleased. I personally over:
I also buy cotton seed,
price. Am in touch with
seed concerns in the South.
Ginnery Next to Ed?
We sell McCorm
ers. There is not]
We also keep on
of repair for McCo
borne, Champion ai
Stewart & ]
I desire to uotif
have renewed my \
and that I am bette]
to gin their cotton,
your patronage. I ?
tion to my ginnery,
vour cotton will rece
Abner B. i
School Books and Supplies..
We have a full stock of school
books aud school suoplies of ali
kinds, and will take pleasure in
serving you. All school books sold
for cash only.
Penn & Holstein.
I take this means of informing
the public that I have installed a
grist mill at my farm, and can grind
hominy, graham flour and meal.
Grind dajs Tuesdays and Satur
F. F. RAINSFORD.
The next regular teachers* exami
nation will be held at Edgefield
Friday, October first. White ap
plicants will report at court house;
colored applicants at Macedonia
W. W. FULLER,
Co. Supt. Education.
son Now On
t one season. Everything
ved Murray Four-Gin Sys
landle your ginning in the
My last, year's work proved
?ry customer. Be sure to
ee that you will be highly
see all work done.
Always pay highest market
one of the largest cotton
Edgefield, S. C.
refield Graded School
ick and Dain Mow
ling better on the
hand a full supply
rmick, Deering, Os
id Dain Mowers.
y the public that I
r equipped than ever
I solicit a share of
give personal atten
which assures that
ive proper attention,