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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915
r Sacred Concert Greatly Enjoyed.
Mrs. Stansell Entertained.
^ New Century Club Met.
Gone to Turkey.
Rev. J. H. Thacker spent a few
days of the past week in Georgia
Mr. Clarence Sawyer has gone to
Macon, Ga., to enter the business
Mrs. Blanche Wiggins of Gains
ville, Fla., is visiting in the home
of her father, Mr. W. L. Quattle
The Sacred concert held on Sun
day evening in the Baptist church
was greatly enjoyed'by all present,
the program, as arranged by the
choir director, Mr. F. M. Boyd,
being a very attractive one. The au-,
ditoriam as well as the gallery was
well filled and all enjoyed not only
the music bat also the address by
Dr. Bible, one of the Chautauqua ?
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. M im s of Edge
field attended the sacred concert on
Mrs. L. E. Stansell entertained
with an elaborate afternoon party
on Thursday there being about fifty
present. Yellow was the color motif
and this was prettily carried out in
the decorations of marigolds and
dahlias, the score cards for progres
sive rook which was played, having
marigolds upon them. The hostess
received her friends in a handsome
yellow costume. Miss Clara Sawyer
made the highest score and was
given a lovely set of crochet. A
salad course with ice tea was served,
the color scheme being well carried
Miss Martha Watson has gone
to Richmond to visit friends.
. Mrs. Herbert Eidson visited in
Augusta last week.
, Mrs. Branch who has been ill here
at the home of her father, Mr.
Jame? Strother, is better.
Among the visitors to Columbia
during last week, were Mr. and Mrs. \
G. D. Black and children, Messrs.
J. Neil Lott and J. A. Lott, Mr. J. ?
L. Walkerand family, Marion Lott,
Edward Parrish, Dr. B. L. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Coleman 1
of Aiken were recent visitors in the 1
home of Mr. W. E. LaGrone.
Mrs. James White visited rela
tives in Saluda the first of the wee^.
Mrs. Luther Lott has returned to
Americus, Ga., after a week's stay 1
in the home of her mother, Mrs.
A delightful affair of the past
week was when Mrs. C. P. Corn
entertained the afternoon sewing
club. Mrs. Corn has the happy fac
ulty of creating pleasure and hap
piness and soon her guests were in
bright converse. Delightful music
was an added pleasure. After an
hour or more enjoyed in needle
work and chatting, the hostess serv- ?
ed a tempting course with coffee
and whipped cream.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell was a recent
visitor to relatives in Columbia, i
The meetings of the New Centn- ?
ry Club seem to deepen with inter
est as each meeting follows upon
the other and the one of Tuesday
afternoon, with Miss Mallie Waters
as hostess was delightful in both the
literary and social feature. The
meeting was held in the home of
Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr. After a
short business session the lesson was
entered into, and nine of the women
writers were discussed: Cathrine
McCaulay, Lady Oliphant Nairne, j
Lady Huntley Sigourney, Jane Por
ter, Ann Radcliff, Lady Maria!
Child. Margaret Fuller, M mer De
Stael. A sketch of each was given
and discussions followed. During
the social period, the hostess assist
ed by Misses Bettie and Mary Wa
ters, served a tempting salad course
with ice tea,
Mr. VV. [?. Ready li3s returned
from the Columbia hospital and his
many friends are delighted to know
that he is improving.
Mr. Joe Jacobs who was one of
the successful ones at the consular
examination in Washington recent
ly has been notified by the govern
ment to be in Washington by the
15th and remain there until Decem
ber 15, in preparation and later be
sent to Constantinople, Turkey, for
further preparation. He will proba
bly be there two or three years and
then be ready as interpreter. Mr.
Jacobs is one of the town's most
noble young gentlemen and his.
friends are proud of him. The post '
Edgefield People Singing New
The State of last Sunday con
tained articles from nearly every
oounty seat in South Carolina re
! porting industrial and business con
ditions and all of them show that a
tidal wave of prosperity has reach
ed this section. The following* is
the report from this county written
by the editor of The Advertiser,
who is The State's correspondent:
As Edgefield is an agricultural
county, conditions in this county
are largely controlled by the abun
dance of tbe harvest and the prices
paid for farm products. Not at
.any other time since the War Be
tween the Sections has such stagna
tion and business depression existed
here as prevailed a year ago. The
harvest was . reasonably abundant,
but the crops had been expensively
made and aU prices were low, es
pecially cotton, the crop which re
ceived the greatest attention. The
pendulum is now steadily swinging
to the other ' extreme and returning
prosperity bas put - a new song in
the mouths of people of every pur
suit and particularly those who have
farm products to sell.
While the yield of cotton is fall
ing short of the expectations of .
many, yet it was cheaply made, and
the price is folly 50 per cent, more
than was expected. There has been,
too, a general breaking away from
the old habit of planting all cotton.
During the year 1915 farmers have
diversified their crops more than
heretofore, which causes their farms
to be well supplied with foodstuffs
of all.kinds for another year.
More corn will be harvested
throughout Edgefield county this
fall than ever before. A larger
yield of wheat has likewise been
made and, a9 several roller mills are
easily accessible, many farmers
have their pantries supplied with
home made flour. Quite a number
of small grist mills operated by j
i"soJii.e power bavo _been JnatajM ;
in different sections of the county ;
which will make it possible for a ,
greater number of farmers to pro
vide from their large harvest of !
corn home ground meal for their
families. Increased attention to
live stock on the farms,, following
the splendid harvest of hay and
other feed, portends better things
for the future.
Twelve and one-half cents cotton
and 63 cents cotton setd have given
a quick step to business and have
enabled farmers to pay many old
debts carried over from last year as
well as those incurred for the mak
ing of the prerent crop. Every
thing points to the fact that by
the beginning of 19?6 less money
will be owed in Edgefield county
than for several years, deposits in
the banks will be larger and the
outlook for the future will be ex
State Regent D. A. R. Visits
Mrs. F. H. H. Calhoun of Clem
son college, state regent of the
South Carolina Daughters of the
American Revolution spent a part
of Monday in Edgefield, the guest
of the local chapter regent, Mrs. N.
Mrs. Calhoun arrived on the 3
o'clock traiu from Augusta and re
mained in Edgefield until the after
noon train for Trenton where she
also visited the local chapter.
Mrs. Evani? received all the local
membership of the ''Old 96 Dis
trict" chapter most cordially in her
home from 4:30 o'clock and the af
ternoon was most delightfully spent
io listening to Mrs. Calhoun's ex
position of the ideals and accom
plishments of the great national or
Among other interesting facts is
the one, that since June, 1,600 new
members have been received. De
lightful refreshments of ice cream
aud cake were served by the hostess.
tion is not only an honorable one
but very lucrative.
Mesdames Maggie Hill and J. R.
Tompkins of Edgefield attended the
sacred concert here on Sunday
Mrs. Milbrey Ouzts died sudden
ly at her borne in Waynesboro, Ga.
She has friends and relatives here
who will be pained to learn of ber
Slr Ming's lew Disc-wen
KILLS THE COUGH. CURES THE LUNGS:
WEDDING AT PARKSVILL?
Miss Edmunds Becomes Bride
of Mr. Barrett. Home Beau
tifully Decorated. Many
. Valuable Gifts.
The attractive home of Mr. an
Mrs. R. N. Edmonds of Parksrafc
was again the scene of a prei?y
home wedding on the afternooittfiqi
October 24, when their seef?j3
daughter, Sara Elizabeth, was qf?
ed in holy wedlock with Mr. James
Elbert Barrat by h?r pastor, BK
Rev. John F. Warren.
The parlor was made beautifgl
with a profusion of chrysandje^
mums, ferns and other hot house
plants. Promptly at the appointed
hour the bride and groom ente
preceded by the dame of ho
Mrs. Robert Edmunds of Ri
Spring, and the maid of honor
Rhea Edmunds, of EdgefieldV
The bride, who is one of our
loveliest girls, not only in face antt-j'
form, but in those grapes and vir
tues that make a true and noble wo
man, was becomingly gowned ia ft.
beautiful gray silk costume. The
groom, who is the second son o
Mr. and Mrs. Thos.J.Barrett, is
of our best youngmen, who has
host of friends here and elsewhe
who wish for him and his brid?
long life of happiness and useful
Soon after the ceremony the 'brpi
quietly withdrew and donned a
handsome blue coat suit, and the
happy young couple departed for
the home of the groom's parents
tv he-re there was quite an ingather
ing of relatives and friends. They';
will be at home to their friends in j
their own home a short di?tan
above Paiksvilie after a few weeks
The presents were numerous, beal
ful and useful which attests
young couple's popularity. The o
9f-town -gaeats were Mr. and
Fred Edmunds, Mrs. fc&V?lMBi
ten and Mrs. Mattie Price of Mc
Uormick, Mr. and Mrs. Quill Saw
yer and Mrs. Eliza Edmunds of Au
gusta, Mr. Gus Edin onus and Misses
Evelyn and Rhea Edmunds of Edge
field, Mr. and Mrs. Robert I
munda of Ridge Spring, Mr. r
Mrs. Mihedge Strom from ?i*u
Antioch, Miss Frontis Winu vr
Wards, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kim
hall Holmes and Miss Lillian
Holmes of Modoc and Miss Maggie
Mae Robertson of Due West col
Cut Down on The Threshold
of Young Manhood.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. F.
L. Timinerman in ail pans of tue
county sympathize with them deep
ly in this hour of unspeakable grief
occasioned by the death of their eld
est son, Steward Timmerman, who
died at his father's home Wednes
day afternoon last. The funeral was
conducted at Berea church Thurs
day afternoon by Dr. E. Pendleton
This bright boy, more properly
young man, having just passed his
20th birthday, pure io life, upright
and honorable to the last degree.
He was the pride of fond parents.
Just why he was cut down on the
very threshold of young manhood,
with a life full of promise lying out
before him, the finite mind can uot
discern. God had a plan and pur
pose iu all and some day. thfiiwisdom
of this dispensation will be rev?Sl^f
We join a host of fiiends in ex
tending profound sympathy in this
dark hour to the bereaved home.
Make Very Generons Offer.
In their attractive advertisement
the E. M. Andrews Furniture Com
pany of Augusta makes a very gen
erous offer to the Edgefield patrons.
Read what they say with reference
to taking all kinds of farm products
at the market value in exchange for
any article they sall. This large
company has two stores in Augusta
and will receive a cordial welcome
at either or both of them when you
goto Augusta. Mr. Wjatt Ham
mond, au Edgeheid boy of the Col
liers section, has been with this
popular ?rm for several years and
will welcome his friends when they
are in the city. The E. M. Andrews
Furniture Company is thoroughly
leliableand stand back of.every
\ liing they sell. Call on them when
you go to Augusta.
Barbecue at Meriwether Hall.
Rain Damaged Hay. Union
Meeting, at Hardy's.
Dear "Advertiser: Hardy's news
is very scarce this week. As we did
not attend the barbecue at the Meri
wether hall Saturday 23
we did not hear what was decided
about the exhibit for the fair. We
beard there was a very good at
tendance though not a large crowd.
Next Sunday being fifth Sunday
we have the union meeting with us
at Hardy's and I hope the weather
may be pretty, so we can have a
?cod attendance. We had lots of
rain from Tuesday of last week un
til Friday night and oh my what a
mess it has left our roads in. Also
I may add, it left a great deal of
hay rained that was cut Monday and
Tuesday morning. Ootton that
had not been picked was badly
stained.The corn that was down, not
hauled in, we very much fear will
sprout and rou My, the poor farm
ers do have a time. Now, we are
dreading to see a frost before the
hay is cut and oared and the beans
finish bearing, but then we can't ex
pect it to stay off long at this sea
son.-It is tim? Yi?r '?t and by the
feeling this morning it did not miss
as very far. Still we will hope for
it to miss the bean vines and let as
BU joy a few messes before it catches
them. They are so tine just now.
The rain broke up the W. M. S.
meeting which we were to have at
Mr. L. W. Reese's last Thursday
and we, decided over the phone, to '
postpone the meeting until fifth ,
Sunday noon, and' have a selection
af officers during recess at the noon .
Liour. We hope then to have full j
attendance of the members.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Townes and
aaby, Mr. and Mrs. James McClain .
.ted ^a-*p<5ut .Sunday with their
Solfier", Mrs. J'al?*;."Townee She' '
reta med with her! daughter, Mrs.
vicClain for a few days iu Aagu-aa.
Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Townes.suturn
?d to A:kcn. '
We he. there will be a Hal
?w :'en party, gi ?cu uvcr ?.* Gz:d -
?ile school henrie next Friday 1
.?cht Oct .' r 99. Hope all may en- 1
it to the fullest.
, Stiii Lota of sickness all around
Entertainment For Episcopal
The ladies of the Episcopal ,
?hurch will give a Halloween enter
tainment at the home of Mrs. Kate
Butler Friday evening, October 29,
it 8:30 o'clock. A small admission
fee of 10 cents will be charged at
the door and during the evening a
delicious salad coarse will be serv
ed for the small sum of 25 cents.
An interesting program is being ar
ranged and not a dull moment will
be spent by those who attend. We
trust that the ladies who are labor
ing so faithfully and so zealously
for their church will be encouraged
by a large patronage on this occa
Tribute of Respect
Resolutions on the death of Mrs.
Corrie Ryan, who died Oct. 3,
1915, by the Woman's Missionary
Society of Ebenezer Baptist church.
Whereas, God in his Allwise
Providence has seen tit to take from
our midst our sister, Mrs. Corrie
Ryan, we adopt the following reso
L That in her death the society
has lost one of its most devout mem
bers, and desires to express by these
resolutions the high regard in which
she was held..
2. That wo extend to the mem
bers of her family our deepest sym
pathy in their great bereavement.
3. That these resolutions be re
corded in our book .to her memory,
as one who was loving, lovable and
4. That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to her family and pub
lished in the Baptist Courier and
Mrs. S. A. Morrall,
Mrs. C. R. Sweariugen,
Mrs. H. W. Scott. Jr.,
FOR SALE: All improved va
rieties of strawberry plants now
ready, 500 for 8J.r25; 1,000 for $2
f. o. I?. Edgefield, S. C. John G.
Edwards, M. D., Edgefield, S. C. I
Teachers Honored at H;
The Woman's Christian Tempi
ance Union each ?year at the ope
ing of the fall term of the grad
and High school rejoices to be at
to welcome the teachers at a re;;e
tion of some kind. Formerly the
occasions have been bf a more fo
mal nature, but this year the pro
imity of the halloween time su
gested that the reception this ye
be in the lighter vein.
The membership of the W. C.
U. al ways enters into this underta
ing with great enthusiasm, reco
nizing the great power and infli
ence which the instructors of ot
youth wield over the lives an
hearts of the children.
It is said that the greatest coi
structive legislation ever planne
and executed along the line of teni
perance is the Scientific Terupei
ance Instruction law, on the statut
books of every state,- and this wa
done by the national and state Wo
man's Christian Temperance Unioti
On Fridav evening last the loca
W. C. T. U. was hostess at tb
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mim
at a hallowe'en reception. At th
gates and at unexpected places 01
the grounds ghosts and goblins me
and greeted the guests. Some om
paid that she thought it a shame t<
invite guests to a reception an(
then have all sorts of phantoms an(
shades to frighten them away.
At the door the guests were greet
ed with many weird, and sonn
cheerful faces of the Jack O'Lau
tern who stood outside and insid<
and every whsre to show his delight
at the return of hallowe'en. Of ali
the manifestations and mysteries ot
the hallowe'en season, the jack
o'lantern is the most cheerful. Even
if. he is ugly, he smiles and looks
bright and the light shines behind
his eyes. There was one jack
o'lantern at the reception who was
not in order, for he smoked a cigar
ette all t.h^eveuing;4.^,th^ prance
BR^es^w? Tie w.v -Ura^
valet 'co hold ap the pot ol^t^wJliH
the next morning the corner of his
mouth was burned and scarred and
no doubt his heart was too, as the
heart and mind of many a boy and
ms mother is scarred and bletdrng
on account of these , products of
Wilohesand imps, jack o'lanterns
and ghosts, black cats and broom
sticks were everywhere ia evideuce
and even bats and spiders crept iu
to warn us.
About niuetv guests were in at
tendance and the teachers and offi
cers of the W. C. T. JJ. stood in
the receiving line.
The excitement of the evening
was increased by the entrance of
John Barley Corn who came stalk
ing in the front door and spreading
consternation among the guests. He
was speedily routed by two young
Crusaders, Mitchel Wells who gave
him his orders to leave in a recita
tion "John Barley Corn must go."
and William Jones who sang to#1m
the late prohibition song "John
Barley Corn goodbye."
At the close of this episode, an
other startling event occurred in the
entrance of a witch, one of the
shades of the New England witches
who tried to invade the reception
and bring ill luck to the assemblage.
Just as she was about to pronounce
woe upon us all, some one called
her attention to the horseshoe hang
ing on the door and .she speedily
departed with terror, carrying her
witches and imps along with her.
To bring the assemblage to earth
again, Miss Miriam Norris dressed
in the costume of the long ago sang
an old love song, "Annie Laurie."
Mary Lyon gave that appropriate
selection, "The goblins'll git you
ef you don't watch out," also ar
rayed in witche's attire, and Eliza
beth Lott recited a poem called the
"Story of Hallowe'en in her charac
To propitiate the ghosts, goblins
and imps, four toasts were made to
them. The 6rst, to the ghosts by
Mr. E. J. Norris who gave great
offense to the ladies by saying that
no women angels but plenty of
witches were mentioned in the Bi
ble. Mr. W. E. Lott attacked many
of the demons of the present day,
but took particular pains not to
mention any that were present. Mr.
J. L. Mims played very cautiously
with the Jack o'lante'n question,
and Dr. Jones praised the witches,
?imps and phantoms that surrounded
I him. Every one made an effort to
[ TRENTON TOPICS.
Reception Given in Honor of
State Regent of D. A R.
Mrs. Mathis Entertained
Mrs. Calhoun, the popular State
Regent of the D. A. R., was a visi
tor to the Trenton Chapter on Mon
day evening and Tuesday of this
week. On Tuesday at Mrs. F. W.
Miller's attractive home the Daugh
ter's complimented Mrs. Calhoun
with a beautiful course luncheon.
The occasion was very auspici?os,
and Mrs. Miller proved herself a
lovely and gracious hostess. Oar
honored neent won the hearts of
the entire chapter, for to be in her
presence is to imbibe gentility, re
finement and culture. A hearty
welcome will always be accorded
here at Trenton.
Dr. McFarland Mood, from
Charleston, waa a guest of Mr. X.
F. Bettie and Mr. Bettis Bouknight
during the past week.
The folbwing invitat'on is er*
tended to all who wish an unusually
and peculiarly good time on the
evening of the 29th:
''If friendly ghosts you've never
And think there's nothing to it,
Come to the school house on Hal
I'm sure you'll never rue it.
Come by eight on Friday night
And learn your fate before mid
If convenient we would be glad
to have all come dressed either as
ghosts or witches and be on hand
for the grand march, whioh will be
jounded dismally at nine o'clock;
soon thereafter the unmaskiiag will
:ake place. Admission 10 cents*
The W. C. T. U. *ave a recep
tion to the teachers of the Hjgfc
jchocl on Tuesdav evening of tin*'
Jay of tb ic- week -when teachers,
pupihT'and almost everybody tn
Trenton will gc to the Columbia
Mrs. A. B. Broadwater was a
visitor to Augusta on Tuesday.
The friends of Mrs. G. T. Dan*
san are delighted to know that she
is much improved from a recent
jpell of sickness.
Mr. Preston Wright from Win
3t<m-Salem is here visiting his old
friends. He is the guest of Mrs.
It Is Working.
Who says the gallon a month law
is not working?
The story is told of a certain
prominent church member of this
community, whose pastor ordered a
gallon of communion wine in the
deacon's name. The wine came and
was receipted for by the deacon,
who however had a thirst and, for
getting the recent receipt for the
wine, ordered a gallon of something
stronger for his own ase. It also
came. The deacon appeared with
smiling countenance to receipt for
it, but alas was confronted with bia
former receipt. Now he mast thirst
until November. And so. the law
It was designed to regula-e, uot
prohibit. While it may not e.itirejjr
r?feveaVJ-t ilt>?8 lu&il.-Re^rlation
of evils is often the best remedy,
and it certainly is until pub io opin
ion is sufficiently aroused to make
It is hard for a ia; mau io under
stand the reasoning of t ie courts
which would hold the gallon a
month law unconstitutional because
it does not make liquor dri iking a
crime. Recognition is had in this
law of the evil tendenoy of liquor,
and therefore its receipt in the com
mui.ir,y is limited.The law is all right
and eau be enforced. Let it Staad.--*
ingratiate themselves into the good
graces of their weird visitors.
Miss Gladys Rives~"fcheered our
hearts at last by two real humorous
selections that made the smiles come,
and by that time every ghost and
witch had disappeared and gone
At the close of the program a
salad course and coffee was served.
Miss Miriam Norris very kindly
furnished music on the "piano for