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yoL 80 - EDG?FIELD. S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IO, 1915 NO. 37
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Flower Show Great Success.
Mrs. Walker Entertained
Pi Tau. Apollo Music
1 Th e fiower show of last week
held under the auspices of the D.
of C., proved a very successful one,
and a pleasant day was spent by all
in attendance. The collections of
chrysanthemums, dahlias and roses
were beautiful and the simsrle en
tries were of carnations, nasturti
ums, roses, dahlias and chrysanthe
mums, every flower being of perfect
coloring. The ferns, giraniums and
palms formed a pretty background
for the gorgeous blossoms. The
judges were Mrs., J. D. Mathis^>f
Trenton, Miss Elise Carwile of
Ridge and Mrs. Arthur Tompkins
ofEdgefield. Mrs. W. S. Mobley
served in the absence of Mrs.
Tompkins. Two very attractive
booths were had in connection with
the show. The children of the Con
federacy had a pretty booth in Con
federate colors, and sold delicious
candies. Misses Mary Waters, Jes
sie Edwards and Sadie Lee Bruce
presided and were most successful
in their sales. The Japanese booth
was quaint and pretty and two Japa
nese maids, Misses Fiances Turner
and Bettie Waters served hot
chocolate and wafers on Japanese
china. A good sum was realized
from all, there being no expense at.
Mesdames M. T. Turner and J.
L. Walker will go to Green^le
Monday to represent the Emily
Geiger chapter, D. A. R., at the an*
nual conference. 1
Mrs. G. D. Walker entertained
the members of the Pi Tau club on
""last Thursday -afternoon and two '
hours were most pleasantly spent
with this charming hostess. A
tempting salad coarse with ice tea
The Apollo- music club met on
Tuesday afternoon jin the home of
the president, Mrs. Mims Walker,
and after the transaction of business
the meeting wa? turned over to
Mrs. M. T. Turner who was leader
for the afternoon and the following:
program was enjoyed: 'Sketch and
compositions of Charles Wakefield
Cadman," "A Nubian face on the
Nile," Miss Emma Bouknight; vo
?cal selections, "Land of the sky
blue water," "At dawning," Mrs.
C. P. Corn; "American conservato
ries," Mrs. H. W. Crouch; "Sere
nade," Howard Brockaway, Mrs.
Leon Stansell; "Life of William
Mason, Mrs. M. T. Turner; "Silver
spring," Mason, Miss Gladys Saw
yer. The program proved delightful
and the hostess later served a tempt
ing salad course.
Mesdames Willie Tompkins and
F. S. Jefterson visited at Meeting
Street last week and attended the
Sunday school sale at Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. James White enter
tained most delightfully on last Sat
urday the teachers of the high
school. A beautifully - arranged
course dinner was served.
Miss Laurie Hoyt celebrated her
birthday on Friday and a number
of her friends were invited to her
home and to participate in the cele
bration. After games each one was
blind folded and told to pin on
"Buster Brown's tie' correctly.
Marion Turner doing this success
fully, was given a.dainty blue crepe
. de-chine handkerchief. Refresh
ments of Jelly, whipped cream, cake
ancKfruits. Many pretty gifts were
brought to their friend.
Mr. Foster of Jonesville has been
visiting his daughter, Mrs. Will
Mr. and Mrs. Darlington and
Mr. and Mrs. Barksdale of \ Lau
rens visited in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Turner last Friday,
making the trip in their touring
Mr. Joe Jacobs will go to Wash
ington, D. C., on the 15th to begin
his preparations for departing for
Turkey a* interpreter.
Miss Ella Jacobs who is teaching
at Ellenton spent the week-end at
her home here.
Miss Martha Watson has return
ed from a visit to friends in Rich
Mesdames W. J. Hatcher, L. C.
Latimer, J. H. _ While aud. Miss
Zena Payne are in Spartanburg this
Death of Mr. G. W. Wood, Jr.
Mr. G. W. Wood, Jr., of Millen,
died at his home Wednesday,
September 29, 1915, at 3:30 o'clock
of typhoid fever. He was in bed
eleven days, but he worked for sev
eral days with fever before he gave
up. Mr. Wood was 27 years of age,
having been born in Edgefield coun
ty, S. C., on November 6, 3 889. He.
suffered a great deal, but he bore
his suffering without a murmur,
and was conscious up to two hours
before he died.
Dr. Cleveland Thompson, his at
tending physician, was very faith
ful, and before Mr. Wood died Dr.
Thompson had in attendance Dr.
J. L. Kirkandall and also Dr. Q
A. Mulkey, and both of the con
sulting1 doctors said there could be
nothing more done for him in the
way of medical aid.
Mr. Wood said jost a few hours
before he died that he was trusting
in Jesus. Rev. R. L. Bolton and
Rev. E. E. Rose talked with him,
but he failed to have any dying tes
timony, save be was trusting in Je
sus. With these his hst words con
cerning his future he passed into
the great beyond.
Six weeks before he died he wa9
married to Miss Mima Burk, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Burke,
of Millen. About three months be
fore his death he was promoted to
section foreman on the C. of Geor
gia railroad, where he stood very
high in the esteem of his employer.
He was also a member of Millen
fire department, and was a good and
daring fireman, and his bright face
and quick, willing hand will be
miss id by every member of the de
partment. The fireman sent with
corpse to Edgefield, S. C., to assist
in any way the bereaved G. C. F?v
and S. D.Johnson. Where just c :
a few miles from Edgefield, i
inent t?bk place at IO ai.' m. Fr
I want to say for the fi
that the bereaved have our sincere
and heartfelt sympathy. May God
bless and comfort every one in this
G. C. Key.
week attending the state W. M.
Mrs. O. D. Bl \ck entertained
with a tea on Tuesday evening the
honor guest being Mrs. Taylor
Goodwyn of Greenwood. After tea
sweet music, vocal and instrumental,
was enjoyed and all enjoyed chat
ting with Mrs. Goodwyn who is a
general favorite here.
The friends of Mr. Dink Lott
will regret to learn that he has
suffered another stroke of paralysis
and that his condition is very un
While Robert Brown and his
wife (colored.) were away from
home Saturday evening having
come to Johnston to make some
purchases, their home which is
about where Mt. Tabor church used'
to stand, was burned and two of
their four children were burned
within the house. Brown was late
returning and the children had gone
to sleep, and accordiug to the oldest
she was awakened by smoke and
the beat and seei?g that their es
cape would soon be impossible tried
to drag the sleeping children out.
She succeeded ia getting' one
awakeued and out and got one of
the others H to the door, but the
flames reacilud her and caused her
to lose her hold. Her clothing
caught tire and she was badly burn
ed as she sprang out. Her ?screams
aroused others who came, but the
the house had fallen in. The charred
bodies of the two children were
found. Brown and his wife arrived
soon after the house fell in. There
is no clue as to how the house
The Mary Ann Buie chapter held
a very full and interesting meeting
on Thursday with Mrs. G. P.
Cobb. The officers were all present
and each reported all duties fulfilled.
The chapter work is systematized
by committees this being a splen
did way to create interest and also
a little rivalry, which in the end
makes the work well done, so every
committee was ready with a good
report. The chapter decided to as
sist in the appeal for help for needy
veterans and their wives and also
to contribute to Winthrop scholar
ship fund. Flowers and baskets of
fruit have been sent to the veterans
here who have been sick. The ohap
ter will have a full representation
at Aiken next week at the state con
GOOD PUBLIC ROADS.
Mr. Fowler Commends Work
of Supervisor Edmunds.
Many Miles of Public
Mr. Editor:- The supervisor of
Edgefield connty is answering that
big question whether we shall have
good roads by a gigantic effort to
assure that we shall, l ain told that
he has built an automobile road ali
the way from Edgefield to Parles
ville and I know that he has for
some weeks they have been busy
constructing a grand boulevard from
the county line near McCormick to
the Savannah river near Woodlawn.
A road that in its first youth will
be a joy to every man that holds a
line or blows a horn and an object
of pride to every one living on ita
banks and borders of that road.
As the supervisor believes it
could be fenced aud never used, it
would for long years be a thing of
beauty and joy forever buj; alas,
immediately after being, worked it
must go to work and is therefore in
eminent danger of an early decline.
The United States government
has recently put forth a bulletin
stating that such a thing as a per
manent road never has anywhere
been built. It tells us that the best
road in the world as soon as it is
finished at once begins to wear oat
and it almost says that the mainte
nance of a road is more important
than its building, all of which is i
very sad but not news to us. 1
Now Supervisor Edmunds is giv
ing us. some splendid new thirtwj
feet roads but how are we going to '
keep them splendid. Hoj?Jaj?*tf***^
going to be mainu.
gang get over som
road each year I believe at li cost J1
of about $80 per mile. With 1,800 1
miles of road in the county it takes I
three years to get around so that
it is plain that he has not time this
year to keep last year's roads in re- '
pair. How then are they going to !
be kept ap2 Plainly there must be
a lot of volunteer work done by 1
those people who are so prone to ^
live on their banks and borders. If 1
we want to travel gool roads and
we want travelers to come over ohr
good roads and we want good roads '
to stay good roads, we must all help
to keep them good roads. By having
lived alongside ' them we know that 1
they will not stay goods without '
Many persons have been generous ''
this year in giving land that the 1
roads might be moved out of the ]
ditches and gullies. Now if every- ;
body will be a little generous and
help with a shovel or a King road '
drag the good roads will stay with
us and when the supervisor comes
around again instead of having to 1
make over a road that has gone to
destruction he may be able to give
us a still better road with the money
tnat we have saved the county by
a little everyday care and attention.
W. W. Fowler.
Parksville, S. C.
Woman's Christian Temperance
The monthly meeting of the W.
C. T. U. was entertained on Satur
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
W. C. Tompkins, about forty mem
bers being present.
The subject of the afternoon was
the "Bible in the public schools."
Dr. Pendleton Jones was present,
and made a very suggestive and in
teresting talk, also leading the de
The model members contest was
followed up and one new member
was secured. A short report of some
news of the national convention was
made and as a result of the ballot
for treasurer, Mrs. Fannie Tomp
kins was elected.
The announcement was made that
every union gaining twenty-five
new members this year would be on
the convention honor Toll, and the
union gaining most members would'
receive a banner at the convention
in Sumter next September.
The hostess served a very bounti
ful and delightful salad course with
coffee and whipped oream.
The next meeting will be a show
er for the Door of Hope and will
be held with Mrs. W. B* Cogburn
on December the 6th.
CLEORA C (ILLINGS.
Farmers Sowing Largely of
. Wheat and Oats. Clean-up
Day Observed at
Editor The Advertiser:- This fine
weather is stimulating the farmers
to sow more wheat and oats than
has been sown for several years.
Last year we tried to finish gather
ing the cotton before sowing grain
and the rain set in on November
25 and continued until February.
This year we are gathering and sow
ing at the same time.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Thomas
spent yesterday with Mr. Felix
Master Abney Brunson has been
having chills for a week but is able
to go to school this morning.
' Mrs. Jane Barling spent last
week with her daughter, Mrs. W.
T. Reel, who has been confined to;
the house for several days but is up
There was a large crowd at Sun
day school at the Brunson school I
house yesterday. We are looking
for a big crowd at the box party
next Friday night. Everybody is
invited to come. All the girls and
young ladies are to bring boxes and
alt the boys and young men to
bring full pocket books and we
guarantee all a pleasant time.
Last Friday was clean-up day in
the-public schoob and it was ob
served at our school. Most of the
ctay was spent in this way. But for
the press of farm vrork most of the
patrons would have helped.
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?^ccy ? ?.-.fi w? arid H\$h
?ie Simkius; secretary ana trea.
er,?Lallie Peak; color, pink and
green; Hoverer, sweet pea.
Tenth grade-President, Ouida
Pattison; secretary and treasurer,
Carroll Rainsford; colors* yellow
and' white; flower, daisy.
Ninth grade-President, Neta
Ouzts; secretary and treasurer, Wil
lie Peak; colors, white and green;
flower, white rose.
Eighth grade-President, Grace
Tompkins; secretary and'treasurer,
James Porter; colors, lavender and
white; flower, violet.
The McOuffie literary society
met Friday afternoon, November
5, 1915,.at 4:30 o'clock. An un
usually large number were present
and the program was highly inter
esting. The president being absent,
the meeting was presided over by
Prof. Copenhaver. The first num
ber on the program was current
events, Glover Tompkins; reading
Ilene Harting. Emmie Lou Edmunds
recited a very humorous selection
aud the debate followed. The sub
ject was resolved, "That there
should be a limit to the ownership
of laud." Affirmative, Annie Mae
Culbreath, Ida Folk. Negative,
Permelia Hudgens, Lallie Peak,
Ruth Lyon, Annie ?lae Tim mons
and Jennie Slmkin? Were appointed
to act as judges and their decision
was rendered in favor of the affirma
tive. Alter the report of all commit
tees the society adjourned to meet
Friday, November Sid.
In order to pay for some of the
playground apparatus, we are going
to give a musical on the evening of
Friday, November 19. The most
talented musicians and readers of
the town will take part. We hope
to make this entertainment one of
the most successful and enjoyable
that we have ever given. The par
ents and people of the 'town should
show their appreciation by patron
izing this entertainment which I
ara sure will come up to the requir
ed standard. '"?
Misses Brook Jones and Jonnie
Cogburn are the acknowledged bas
ket ball stars in the high school
teams. We urge every one to corne
and see them play. If you come be
sure you do not forget to holler for
the ninth grade.
The foot ball team of the Edge
field graded school will play the
Johnston graded school team Satur
day afternoon 3:3o at the fair
?K.KING S ftEWfcf ISCOVER!
Will Surely Sion That Couah.
As the editor of The Advertiser
sat in the Baptist church at Harts
ville last ^Sunday morning: We beard
the following appropriate resolu
tions upon the death of Di. Howard
Lee Jones, president of Coker col
lege, read and unanimously adopted:
Dr. Howard Lee Jones made his'
first appearance in HartsvHle, in
this place, in connection with the
work which he later assumed and
to which he consecrated the last
[service of his eventful arid useful
life. On this occasion, his sermon
to the students of Coker College,
simple, scholarly, and profound, is
recalled as a master-piece ot pulpit
oratory befitting the time and place;
indeed, the thought of this remarka
ble address,'that ''Sin is the failure
to realize one's possible best,," was
so eloquently presented that none
of us who heard it can escape its
.Later Dr. Jones delivered here a
series of sermons which this con
gregation and community heard
with delight and which still live iu
the memories of nil who heard
them. Polished by nature, courte
ous from the heart, this apostle of
truth, by his lofty character, high
ideals and rare ability, so engaged
our admiration and won our affec
tions, that his acceptance of the
presidency of Coker College in
June, ?914, was regarded as a token
that he loved us as we loved him.
This church can never forget tbe :
memorable occasion when our friend
entered.in fact into the fellowship
of the church and again made us
his debtors by a sermon of great <
power and propriety. "The Way ,
r.t A nnmoflh'.' ?At forth the view- ?
I OU? ts Ol j t'j c. T??-- ?
we should now record what he did j
rather than what be said. Fine as ,
were his words, his works shall live j
after him. Howard Lee Jones was .
ever a tighter. As a minister ne ?
was a militant in the service of his ,
Lord; as a citizen, grappling with (
questions of great public moment, j
he was always on the tiring line; as ?
a leader of unflagging zeal he yet (
counseled a wise course; as a man <
of action, he never lost the power
of action in the energy of resolve.
It is, therefore,
Resolved: That there has passed
from among us an uncoinmou man,
whose life of service is his most'til- .
ting monument, whose memory is j
secure in the affections of us all, .
and whose career of usefulness bas ,
been Sincerely taken to heart.
That these resolutions Oe record- }
ed upon the minutes of the church
and a copy sent to the family of Dr.
Jones. . ?
F. A. Miller,
J. L. Coker,
J. J. Lawtyu,
E. V. Baldy.
Brimson School Box Party.
Let all of the young people and
those who are not so young bear in
mind the box parly that is to he
given at Brunson school house next
Boulay night for the benefit of tne^
school. The young swain who will
not make the box whick his lady
love prepares bring a dollar at auc
tion is not game and isn't worthy of
her smiles. There will be no short
measure? on this occasion. Every
box will be heaped-up and running
over and the feilow who bids less
than the price of a bushel of cotton
seed for a box hasn't yet caught the
quick-step of returning prosperity
and should be disciplined by one of
the fair teachers. We are not uneasy
though. We expect to bear good re
ports from that box party, believing
that the young ladies will raise all
of the money they need for their
A little girl, when asked by her
teacher to distinguish between the
human and the animal families, re
plied* , <;v '
A brute is an imperfect beast;
man is ai perfect beast."
We carry a complete line of sta
tionery, Ledgers, Ty pe-writer paper,
Type-writer Ribbons, Fountain Pens,
Letter Files, etc. Everything for
W. E. Lynch & Co.
President Bright of Chamber of
Commerce Confers With
Railroad Officials. Condi
President O. P. Bright writes
Southern railroad officials about efe
iays at Trenton, and in response the
officials came to Edgefield and held
a conference, making ail the decided
chansres possible. . The following
letters from President Bright are
se I f-ex pl a nation:
Mr. W. N. Foreacre, Gen-Supt.
Eastern District, So-Ry. Char
lotte, N. C:
- Dear Sir: Several of oar citizens
and patrons of the Southern having
made complaint to me, asking that
the matter of connections and de
lays at Trenton be taken up by our
Chamber for adjustment, and after
investigating the matter personally,
I agree with them, there is room
for complaint, but, knowing you
and having found- yon willing and
ready to adjust auy reasonable com
plaint and differences for the good
of the service, I decided to place
this matter before you for action,
instead of talsing same through the
usual channel, which I feel can be
Your No. 31 is due Trenton ac
12.15 p. m., No. 32 is due at Tren
ton at 2.25 p. m., your No. 110 tak
ing up these two connections from
Trenton for Edgefield at 2.25 p. m.,
making it necessary for passengers
from northern points to wait at
trenton 2 hours and ten minutes,
when No. 110 is-on time, yesterday
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perintendent has issued bulletin
requiring Aiken branch train to *
landle solid loads destined north of
Trenton from Aiken to Trenton.
This practice you very kindly broke
ip while I was in the service as
;onductor on Aiken branch. Know- '
na the time consumed at Aiken in
hv i tching, out these cars, and time
oat on schedule between Aiken and
Trenton, saying nothing of the time
consumed at Trenton in setting off
jars, kuowiug these conditions as I
jo, and your being acquainted with
Conditions that exist during tourist
season, I feel free in explaining to
vuu the complaint and the cause
therefor, and consequently I take
this course in asking for prompt
ldjustment of same. 1
I fully appreciate the fact that in
many cases mere are many unrea
sonable requests and demands made
of railroads by their patrous, and
at the same time I know you ap
preciate the importance of the best
service practicable, consequently I
am appealing to you in behalf of
our citizenship fqr relief. Thank
ing you in advance for . your due
consideration, and prompt action in
this matter, I beg to remain,
. O. P. Bright.
Pesideut Edgefield Chamber of
Mr. W. N. Foreace, General Super-?
inteudeut Southern Railway,Cbar
lott?, N. C:
Dear Sir; In connection with at
tached complaint, I wish to cali
your attention to delivery of freight
from Augusta, Ga. Freight loaded
say on the 5th reaches Edgefield on
train No. 110, afternoon ot* the 6th,
when No. 110 is lateas it was to
day, it is impossible for our agent
to check out freight, make out ex
pense bills in time to deliver be
fore night. So in this case we do
not receive our freight until the
morning of the 7th, this freight
is ?n board from 36 to 45 hours a
distance of 33 miles,/ practically,
ONE MILE PER HOUR. I as a
merchant, and in behalf of others
will appreciate veiy much your at
tention, and relief in this matter.
& j Yours truly,
O. P. Bright
In reply to the above .letter, Mr.
W.N. Foreacre, General Superin
tendent, Mr. E. McGee Division
Passenger Agent, and Mr. Wossom
Division Superintendent came over
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