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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1915
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Joe Grant, tho Negro Who
Killed Durst in 1906,
Brought Back to South
Joe Grant, the negro who is
wanted for the killing of a white]
man at Johnston in 1906, and vh(
has been resisting extradition from
Pennsylvania, was brought to Co
lumbia last night under heavy ?uard
and lodged in the State peniteitiary.
The negro arrived at 7:4Q on
special passenger train which was
running in the place of 31, the Au
gusta Special, which was ip a wreck
yesterday morning. Giant wa?
brought from Pennsylvania to Co
lumbia by Sheriff Swearingen of
Ed ?ret? eld county. At the station
he was met by two guards from the
State penitentiary and they brought
% him up to the State House on
street car where he was transferred
to another car and taken to the
The fight to get the negro Grant
back to this State has been waged
for several years. He was accused
of killing Mr. Durst at Johnston in
Edgefield county in 1906 and fled to
Pennsylvania. A reward was of
fered for his capture and he was?!
rcognized by a detective while work
ing in a barber shop in Philadelphia.
$ After his arrest, he interposed every
legal obstacle possible, and foughv
extradition co South Carolina. The
then governor of Pennsylvania,
Tenor, honored the requisition pa-,
pera from the governor of South
Carolina, but an appeal was taken
to the courts, the case finally reach
ing the United States supreme
court. That tribunal as all others
> upheld the requisition, and then the
? new governor of Pennsylvania sud
denly announced that he would not,
honor requisition papers. The ne-J
??rant in his appeal to the
^veoN States supreme court made
sensational charges to the effect that
he could not get a fair trial in South
Carolina owing to race prejudice.
Attorney General Peeples and So
licitor Timmerman made several
trips to get the negro, and have
used every effort to this end. Gov
ernor Manniug took the matter up
actively, and in a letter to Governor
Brumbaugh set forth that Grant
could get a fair trial in this State,
and he called on the Pennsylvania)
governor in the name of justice to
surrender the negro to the South
Nothing was known of the mat
ter again until Grant was brought]
here last night. He was in the j
wreck of the Augusta Special in
Virginia Friday night and his name
as well as that of Sheriff Swearin
gen of Edgefield were sent out on
press reports as among the number
injured. Their injuries are said to
have been only slight, however.
Grant was very talkative when
being brought from the union sta
tion to the penitentiary and men
tioned his trip and the wreck. He
was well dressed, wore a neat look
ing brown suit, overcoat and hat j
jsvith black shoes which were fresh-1
ly polished. He wore gold specta
cles and appeared to be in good
health. He complained of being;
tired from his long trip.
The governor's office last night
refused to make knoten anything
regarding the Grant matter of what
developments had taken place which
resulted in bringing him back to
this state. The governor of Penn
sylvania certainly had to honor the
requisition for the Sheriff of Edge
field to get the negro, but his rea
sons for doing so are not known.
Grant will be taken to Edgefield
and tried on an indictment charg
ing him with murder, the indict
ment having been returned against
him several years ago. It is pre
sumed that he will be kept in the
j penitentiary until court of general
[sessions convenes at Edgefield.-Co-|
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When your liver gets torpid and
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ind yourself feeling better. They
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"rom constipation, biliousness, diz
siness and indigestion. You feel
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Hear the complexion too. 25c at
flany Social Functions During
The Holidays. Asparagus
Growers Meet and
The Christmas holidays were giv
en np to festivities and gayeties of
all kinds for the young people, the
older folks enjoying spend-the-day
parties, which really meant family
reunions, they within themselves
meaning real joy to the participants.
Possibly the largest and most elab
orate party given this Christmas
was that of Miss Sadie Long. These
affairs have become annual. All the
young people are united and they
ook forward to the next from the
time the good-byes are said and
peace and good will and Christmas
cheer always predominate. Another
very large and much enjoyed affair
was the party given by Miss Ethel
Harrison known as welcoming the
new year. The evening was happily
spent and 1916 was greeted with
bells, songs and fireworks. Other
parties that were not quite so large
but very delightful, were those giv
en by Miss Orrie Sabe Miller, Miss
Ruth Salter, Misses Fannie and
At a recent meeting of the local
asparagus growers association Mr.
D. R. Day 1 was elected presideut,
Mr. J. M. Vann secretary and treas
urer and Mr. Leslie Eidson general
manager. The next meeting of the
South Carolina asparagus growers
association will meet at Williston
the 10th of January and all who
are interested are . urged to attend.
Mrs. Clara Durisoe Shealy from
Batesburg visited Mrs. Julia Hol
land during Christmas.
Mrs. Emily Manget and Mr. S.
H. Manget went to Batesburg for a
new year's dining, guests of Misses
Lizzie and Lucile Cul lum.
- Mrs. Leslie Eid??oft^>ent ?bft. 1
Christmas holidays with relatives
Mr. Preston Wright, Miss Kath- ;
leen Wright and Miss Miriam Hoi- ,
land from Winstou-Salem, N. C., ,
spent part of of the past week with
Mrs. Julia Holland. Their host of
friends gave them a hearty welcome. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Walker, Miss j
Annie Laurie Walker and Mr. Geo,
Walker, Jr., from North Augusta
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Moss on Sunday. Miss Walker will
remain throughout the week.
Misses Marion and Corine Clark
have returned home after a visit to
Miss Matilda Ward at Bethune.
Mr. J.N.Fair of Horn's Creek en
tertained with an elegant six o'clock
?tag dinner on Saturday, his guests
being his relatives and neighbors. 1
Hospitality, refinement and a feel
ing of at home permeated tue en
Among the college boys and girls
who added sunshiue and gladness
to the social life of Trenton during
the holidays were, Misses Fannie
Miller, Helen Clark, Ethel Harri
son, Mattie Lou Long, Lusiie Smith,
Marie and Debbie Mae Marsh,
Eulis and Ruth Padgett, Messrs.
William Bouknight, Geo. Day,
William Wise, Teague Hunter.
Miss Lola Hunter bas returned to
resume her school duties at Clyne
after spending Christmas at home.
Lola is a general favorite and there
fore her home coming is always
Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen was
hostess at a lovely dinner party on
?Saturday entertaining about tweniy
five of her friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Day have
returned home after spending sev
eral days with Mr. and Mrs. Ste
vens at Belvedere.
Mrs. F. P. Bryan entertained a
few friends at cards on Friday
Miss Fannie Harrison who has
made Her home in Washington, D.
C., for the past few years is visit
ing ber sisters, Misses May and
Carrie Harrison, and all of her
friends are happy to see her.
Miss Mattie Harrison who is a
wonder in music returned to Coker
college on Monday to complete her
course. She will return to us in
June a full fledged graduate.
Mrs. Leila Leppard from Colum
bia was among the welcomed Christ
Misses May and Carrie Harrison
gave a beautiful dining during the
holidays complimentary to their
visiting sister, several outside
friends enjoyed this delightful oc
Secretary Houston Issues a State
ment. Nitrates Plentiful.
Potash and Phosphate
Washington, January ?.-A
gloomy view of prospects foi fer
tilizing next year's crops is present
ed in a statement issued to-day by
Seoretary Houston, of the depart
ment of agriculture.
Relief measures undertaken by
the department since the European
war disrupted the American pios
ph ite industry and cut off poiash
imports from Germauy will hslp,
the statement says, but they o?er
slim possibilities that the American
farmer will get a small part of (he
fertilizing materials necessary ior
his needs. Nitrogenous fertilizers
alone will be available in the quan
tities needed. \
The Secretary takes up first th?
potash supply, long since exhausted
in the United States by the German
embargo on shipments. Investiga
tion, says his statement, has shown
four sources of supply in the coun
try, but none immediately availa
ble. These are the help of the Pa
cific coast, alunite deposits in Utah,
feldspathec rocks in the East and
the mud of Searles Lake, California.
Manufacture from feldspar has
been found to be feasible, but ihr
cost is high. Development of
Searles Lake deposits presents tech
nical difficulties and title to the
property is involved. Manufactur
ers are experimenting now, the
statement says, with alunite. Kelp
is offered as the best material.
Three large concerns have begun
manufacture from kelp and Gov
ernment experts will be sent to the
Pacific coast to aid in the expert
cnenta.l'work- ? ... . . ?
Production will be slow for a
long ttrae, the Seoretary points out,
Mid demand for potash in other in
dustries is so great that none manu
factured in the United States
will be available soon for agri
cultural purposes. His statement
"The prices offered under exist
ing conditions by the manufactur
ers of articles will cause practically
the entire output of these concerns
to be diverted from the fertilizer
industry. It would require ninety
or more plants, costing approxi
mately $50,000, and having an ope
rating capital of 25,000 each to pro
duce the quantity needed for agri
culture. This would involve the
assumption that commercial phases
of the problem were satisfactorily
solved. The department is con
sidering all phases of the situa
The crippled state of the phos
phate industry is attributed to the
high price of sulphuric acid, much
of which is being used now in the
manufacture of war munitions. The
price has jumped from $5 to $25 a
ton. Demand for the acid is so
heavy that abandoned plants are be
ing refitted for its manufacture.
The bureau of soils meanwhile is
experimenting with the manufac
ture of phosphoric acid as a substi
tute for sulphuric.
Nitrite prices hare advanced since
the war began, but there is an abun
dant supply of nitrogenous fertiliz
ing material and the department is
endeavoring to find methods to
cheapen the cost of manufacture.
The Secretary concludes with a
warning to farmers to conserve all
fertilizing materials on the farm.
He urges crop rotation, proper
use of fertilizers and also use of
lime to increase productivity of the
A New Deputy Sheriff.
Mr. Homer Williams has resign
ed as deputy sheriff and Mr. D. D.
Brunson has been appointed to suc
ceed Mr. Williams. Sheriff Swear
ingen has had a faithful assistant
in the person of Mr. Williams and
Edgefield gives him up with keen
est regret, he having decided to re
turn to his farm in the Gilgal sec
tion. A better selection could not
have been made than Mr. Brunson
as Mr. Williams' successor. He is
the eldest son of Mr. W. P. Brun
son, a sober, steady young man of
sterling qualities. Mr. Brunson ic
making his home with his uncle.
Mr. N. L. Brunson.
H ea V Rains in Texas. Prohi
b?! ?iusts at Work. Confed
The Advertiser: It has
rained^at last, being the first we
have ?ad'6?nce the 28th of May. It
to rain yesterday even
?t*one o'clock and it has
ung all last night and all
?av, The land'being so low,
ke of wat
U Mr. Ed
hole earth looks
about shoe deep,
or, we old wiel
and old bache
?la maids lire having a
e all shut np in doors just
peepinj&eut and asking if it is still
hoping that it may stop so
we can %et out calling to-morrow.
But I think if they get out very
far, they will mash a heap of mud
for some of the ladies are large and
fleshyvS.00 to 250 pounds. They
make m think of two old men near
Parksvi?le. After their wires died
I thought they were, the nearest
crazy rn? n to get marked again J
ever saw. They ran ?tftry school
teacher 'and young girfv from 17
years o?d up
court them. The
the young gir?
them an i asked]
rather b<- an oU
\ young wan'sy
fellows did fin?
of them bad
been a .yv
Ldeath toying to
jen would tell
if it bad
Jugh I don't
ld men if they
ave joined the old
re. There are very
here, only about
ave joining abd
make it lively. We met last Thurs
day and we had nine ladies with
ns. We took our Confederate flag
and marched down to the art gallery
and had our pictures taken in a
group, the ladies were in it too.
We went back to the hall and the
ladies served refreshments. We had a
fine time eating and talking to the
ladies but Mr. Editor after all noth
ing like old Edgefield and the big
and welcome dinners that those
good ladies there give us every May.
I never shall forget the pleasures
and good dinners that I have had
at old Edgefield with my old broth
I am glad and proud to see old
Parksville coming up again to the
front with her fairs. She bad the
same thing a few years ago and it
seemed to be just fine.
Four of the best ladies of Sin
ton started out with a petition to
get every voter to sign it asking for
an election for prohibition They
say they will carry the whole
county. I know they would if they
would leave the Mexican out of it.
They tell me a man can take a little
whiskey and a dollar or two and
vote them any way. But undei the
law you can't keep them out, or the
Mr. Editor, this Baptist church
here has had a debt of $300 hang
ing over it now for two years oi
more and my son being the pastoi
preached a sermon on indebtedness,
His text was "Owe no man any
thing" and at the close he told thc
church that he now wanted th(
money to pay that debt and told tht
deacons to go around through th?
congregation and get every dolla;
they could raise. To my surpris*
they got $280 and they said thej
would get the balance the next day
which they did and the debt is paid
Court convened here yesterday
the 13th and the ladies who hac
gone around with a petition asking
for an election for prohibiten
took the petition in court an(
presented it to the judge and tb
judge had it pat on file and ordere*
the election to come off on the 31s
inst. So the fight starts to-night. I
great prohibition rally will be hel<
in town to-night. The good ladie
are working.hard to put a stop t
the whiskey traffic in the town an
not only the town but the count}
They have the Baptist pastor an
a host of good men at their backi
pushing it for all they are wortl
The Mexican, negro and the ric
men who are running this whiske
business are against them.
J. J. Garnett.
Happy and Joyous Holiday 5
son. Christmas Treis; U
School. Annual Moving
Christmas has come and gone
the year 1915.. The day daw
beautifully bright,' calm and pl
ant, though there were some clo
Christmas festivities be
Thursday at Miss Mary Tow
little school, called "Cemet
Hill." Miss Mary and her mot
decorated the tree, and Santa Ul
came and called the children ur.
receive the gifts which were v
numerous and beautiful. The t
was beautiful with lovely 01
ments, myriad lights and glitter:
tinsel. Miss Mary invited the ot
children of the neighborhood
from some cause we have not lea
ed, only Mrs. Briggs and Howa
Mrs. S. V. Bunch and Mrs. Ha
Bunch with ber four children
tended. Of course Mrs. Townes v
already there and we forgot to i
the older folks were, invited
bring the children. The older 01
were made happy to see how v<
happy the dear little children w<
as they went home laden down w
good and pretty things. Accordi
to promise Mr. Harry Bunch's ct
dren had a tree, and I venture
say there never were four more
t?nate children in Edgefield coun
than those are. They have 1
presents between the four of the
Mary and Emma were, the h a pp it
little girl? in the world with th<
four dolls each to nurse and get
sleep. Veritable litttle mothers. (
we do hope the little darlings rn:
always be as happy for Christal
as tbey"?',v.,..::round. 'Wy w.ire vta
" J s-v . ?l rs. li any "jri?uoYf*" wai?
disappointed by the rain corni:
which kept her from making h
borne folks a visit.
Mr. Herbert Bunch left 24th f
Quitman, Ga., to spend the ho
days with his cousins, the Usher
Mr. Walter Bunch came up fro
Charleston to visit his mother. Mi
S. V. Bunch; and returned Sunda
Mrs. Luta Raymond is visitir
friends in Augusta.
Mrs. Silas Medlockand two boy
are visiting Mrs. Frances Town
for the holidays.
We are sorry to hear cf Mi
Carrie Ransom's extreme illness ;
her home in Augusta and hope f<
her a speedy recovery. She, it ma
be remembered, is an expert traine
nurse. Nurses too, have to succum
sometimes to sickness.
Mr. Milton Barker we are erin
to see bas come to make our neigl
borhood his home.
We hope Miss Emmie Lanham
entertainment was a perfect succei
in every respect.
Mrs. Tom McKieand Miss Adilc
McKie spent Christmas at the hora
of Mr. L. W. Reese. Mr. L. S
[ Reese came up from Beech Islan
to spend a few days at his father's
Mr. L. D. Reese, and we suspect t
[ see some one else.
Miss Williams, the teacher of th
Moore road school, left on the 2ut
to visit her brother.
Miss Barker of the Gardnervill
v school left on the 18th for be
? home in Tennessee, taking with he
j pretty, sweet little Beatrice Steven
j to spend the holidays and have
good time, which we are sure sb
3 will have. But we do feel so sorr;
j for one lonely heart left behind
We are afraid he has not had a joy
j Mr. Ernest Cogburn we hear
j moved last week up to theFloy<
r place on the Moore road,
j The seasjn is at hand for changes
j Mr. Ivy DeLaughter we hear wil
B move over to the piney woods, Mr
j Adams' place, to try and dodge th<
t chills. We also hear Mrs. Lilly De
^ Labghter will move back to her owi
?1 place near the river over in *th<
g corner. Mr. Bess Thurmond wil
0 move up in the Red Oak Grove sec
? tion pretty soen.
r. We are glad to hear Mrs. McKi
d Scott is able to leave the hospital ii
3, Augusta and has come to Mr. Hugl
i. Scott, Jr., in North Augusta an<
h hope she may soon be well an<
Wishing every one a happy nev
Beautiful Tribute to Mr?. J. H.
Allen. Week of Prayer Ob
served. Golden Wed
To those of us, her relatives and
friends, who knew and loved her,
the death of Mrs. J. Horde Alteo
of Edgefield. is a keen sorrow sod
to the memory of this sweet sainted
spirit, we would place a wreath of
immortelles. The world is better for
such a life, pure, sweet and gnile
less-a woman of character and"
gentle force, ruling always by love
she drew and held friends by the
magnet of unselfish love. She em
bodied all, in the loving wife, the
tender mother, the dutiful daughter
and affectionate sister, the sincere
Christian, the kind and .sympathiz
ing friend. In all her life she was
never known to speak unkindly and
her gentle influence will be missed
by all, and beyond words in the
home where she meant so mach?
"Many rise up to call her blessed."
The mound of flowers that covered
her grave, stood as a mute symbol
of affection ic which she was held.
With boundless trust, faith, pare
and olear, she now rents within the
bosom of her Saviour whom she
loved to serve. Her death has cast
a heavy pall over the lives of her
dear ones, but the memory of her
life should be a comfort and as a
sweet fragrance in their deep sor
row. God's ways are mysterious and :
we can never doubt His wisdom in
taking our loved ones-perhaps it
is to lead us along the dreary pas
sage. She has passed on first.
"Weshould not dread the voyage
which is to come,
Some one of our loved ones has
gone first has seen it-bow it is,
And is waiting nearby, loving,
To bring ns hobie."
Those from- Johnston who at
tended the burial of Mrs. J. H.
Allen were Mesdames M. E. Wal
ker, A. C. Mobley, P. N. Keesee,
Ollie Hamilton, M. T. Turner and
O. D. Black, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lucas
Walker, Dr. and Mrs. G. D. Wal
ker, Mr. Mims Walker, Misses
Frances and Bessie Ford Turner,
Zena Payne, Elberta Bland, Orlena
Cartledge, Mrs. J. A. Lott, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Mobley, Mr. and Mr?.
Will Ready, Mr. J. C. Lewis, Mr.
W. P. Cassells.
The women of the Baptist church
3i*e observing ibis week as a special
week of prayer for foreign missions.
The Baptist choir will at an early
date begin practicing a cantata
which will be had in the church au
The town of Johnston is named
for Capt. Johnston conductor of
the train passing on this line when
the town came into existence. A
few weeks ago upon the death of
Capt. Johnston's daughter, Mrs.
Andrews, of North Carolina, it was
found in her will that she had left
$500 to this town, jthis to be used
for a drinking fountain, and her re
quest was that South Carolina gran
ite be used in the construction. The
gift is greatly appreciated by the
town and in accepting it, ber wishes
will be cariied out as near as pos
The first Sunday of the new year
the Baptist Sunday school started
out with 215 in attendance and a
collection of $7,12.
Christmas day was a very happy .
one for Mr. and Mrs. Owington 3.
Wertz, and others besides, for on
this day they passed the fiftieth
mile stone of their married life.
They had with them on this'occa
sion all of their children with their
families. These were Mesdames
Taylor Goodwyn of Greenwood,
DeSassure Hogan of Congaree,
and H. W. Crouch of this place;
Messrs. Getsen, Claud and Wilber
Wertz of Columbia, and Leroy
Wertz of Belton. A picture of the
entire family was taken. The day
was brightly and merrily spent by
this loving circle and all good wish
es were for this couple. A regular
ante-bellum wedding feast was
served during the day.
Misses Bessie .and Isabel Bean
entertained last Wednesday even
ing and th ??unger set passed one
of the pleasantest evenings cf the
Christmas tide. Delightful refresh
ments were served.
On last Wednesday Mr. Sumter
Mitchel and Miss Eva Quattlebaum
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