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EDGEFIELD, & C., WED??SDAY, JANUARY 5, 1916
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 ]906, and vho
has been resisting extradition from
Pennsylvania, was brought to Co
lumbia last night under heavy ?uard
and lodged in the State pemte>tiary.
The negro arrived at 7:40 on a
special passenger train which was
running in the place of 31, the Au
gusta Special, which was ir a wreck
yesterday morning. Giant was
brought from Pennsylvania to Co
lumbia by Sheriff Swearingen of
Edgefield county. At the station
he was met by two guards from the
State penitentiary and they brought
him up to the State House on a
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 fough*.
extradition to South Carolina. The
then governor of Pennsylvania.
Tenor, honored the requisition pa
pers from the governor of South
Carolina, but an appeal was taken
to the courts, the case finally reach-,
ing the United States supreme j,
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
Kjp'&rrant in his appeal to the
?T\veA* 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 Tiuimerman made several
trips to get the negro, and have
used every effort to this end. Gov
ernor Manning 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 iu 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
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
with black shoes which were fresh
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 oftiee last night
refused to make known 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
penitentiary until court of general
sessions convenes at Edgefield.-Co
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flany Social Functions During
The Holidays. Asparagus
Growers Meet and
The Christmas holidays were giv
en ap 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 was elected president, .
Mr. J. M. Vann secretary and treas
?rer and Mr. Leslie Eidson general
uanager. The next meeting of the '
south Carolina asparagus growers ?
issooiation will meet at Williston '
;he 10th of January and all who 1
ire interested are urged to attend. I
Mrs. Clara Durisoe Shealy from (
Satesburg visited Mrs. Julia Hoi- :
and during Christmas. 1
Mrs. Emily M an get and Mr. S.
3. Manget went to Batesburg for a r
lew year's dining, guests of Misses fc
Lizzie and Lucile Cullum. 1
Mrs. Leslie Eid*on ?pent 11
Christmas holidays with relatives
Mr. Preston Wright, Miss Kath- |
een Wright and Miss Miriam Hol- a
and from Winston-Salem, N. C., ^
ipent part of of the past week with f
drs. Julia Holland. Their host of v
riends gave them a hearty welcome. c
Mr. and Mrs. WilL Walker, Miss 8
^nnie Laurie Walker and Mr. Geo,
balker, Jr., from North Augusta .
vere guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
doss on Sunday. Miss Walker will e
einain throughout the week.
Misses Marion and Corine Clark .
lave returned home after a visit to
rliss Matilda Ward at Bethune.
Mr.J.N.Fair of Horn's Creek en
ertained with an elegant six o'clock .
tag dinner on Saturday, his guests
>eiug bis relatives and neighbors. c
iospitalitr, retinement arid a feel- 3
ng of at home permeated the en
Among the college boys and girls
rho added sunshiue and gladness
o the social life of Trenton during
he holidays were, Misses Fannie ?
kliller, Helen Clark, Ethel Harri- fc
on, Mattie Lou Long, Lu jiie Smith, c
llarie and Debbie Mae Marsh, 1
?ulis and Ruth Padgett, Messrs. ?
William Boukuight, Geo. Day, 1
William Wise, Teague Hunter, j
Miss Lola Hunter bas returned to \
.esume her school duties at Clyne
ifter spending Christmas at home. i
Lola is a general favorite and there- 1
"ore her home coming is always 1
Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen was t
lostess at a lovely dinner party on (
saturday entertaining about twenty- i
ive 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. I
Mrs. F. P. Bryan entertained a
few friends at cards on Friday 1
Miss Fannie Harrison who has
made Her home in Washington, D.
C., for the past few years is visit
ing her 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 Hedged graduate.
Mrs. Leila Leppard from Colum
bia was among the welcomed Christ
Misses May and Carrie Harrison
gave a beautiful dining during the
noiulays complimentary to their
visiting sister, several outside
friends enjoyed this delightful oc
Secretary Houston Issues a State
ment. Nitrates Pleniful.
Potash and Phosphate
Washington, January ?.-A
gloomy view of prospects fo: fer
tilizing next year's crops is prisent
ed in a statement iosued to-da? by
Secretary Houston, of the depart
ment of agriculture.
Relief measures undertaken hy
the department since the European
war disrupted the American pios
ph ite industry and cut off potash
imports from Germany will b?lp,
the statement says, but they o?er
slim possibilities that the Ameritan
farmer will get a small part of the
fertilizing materials necessary lor
his needs. Nitrogenous fertilizers
alone will be available in the quan
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 coan
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 the
30tit is high. Development of
Searles Lake deposits presents tech
nical difficulties and title to the
property is involved. Manufactur
es are experimenting now, the
itatement says, with alunite. Kelp
s offered as the best material.
Three large concerns have begun
nanufacture from kelp and Gov
(roment experts will be sent to the
3acific coast to aid in the experi
mental'work > ? ... .
Production ?viii be slow for a
ong time, the Secretary points out,
,nd demand for potash in other in
lustries is so great that none raanu
actured in the United States
pill be available soon for agri
ultural purposes. His statement
"The prices offered under exist
ng conditions by the manufactur
rs of articles will cause practically
he entire output of these concerns
o be diverted from the fertilizer
ndustry. It would require ninety
>r more plants, costing approxi
nately $50,000, and having an ope
ating capital of 25,000 each to pro
luce the quantity needed for agri
?ulture. This would involve the
.ssumption that commercial phases
>r the problem were satisfactorily
olved. The department is con
idering all phases of the situa
The crippled state of the phos
)hate industry is attributed to the
ligh price of sulphuric acid, much
>f which is being used now in the
nanufacture of war munitions. The
>rice has jumped from $5 to $25 a
on. Demand for the acid is so
?eavy that abandoned plants are be
na refitted for its manufacture.
The bureau of soils meanwhile i-J
experimenting with the manufac
ture of phosphoric acid as a substi
tute for sulphuric.
Nitrite prices have advanced since
.iie war began, but there is an abun
laut supply of nitrogenous fertiliz
ng 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
Edgetield 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 is
making his home with his uncle,
Mr. N. L. Brunson.
ONE STAR STATE.
Heav Rains in Texas. Prbhi
bifcnists at Work. Conf?d
?r? Veterans' Camp
?or The Advertiser: It has
'"at last, being the first we
id'since the 28th of May. It
co ni razeed to rain yesterday even
ing ahjpt* one o'clock and it has
been rwning all last night and all
?lay taffav. The land'being so low,
level afii flat the whole earth looks
ise a tyke of waterabout shoe deep.
[ tell joh, Mr. Editor, we old wid
mers ^ud old widoWand old bache
ors an* old maids are having a
lard tithe all shut np in doors just
leepin??-out and asking if it is still
.ainin?i hoping that it may stop so
ve can get out calling to-morrow.
i ut I think if they get out very
ar, they will mash a heap of mud
or some of the ladies are large and
leahy SOO to 250 pounds. They
nake rn. think of two old men near
r'arksviile. After their wires died
[ thought they were the nearest
;razy ni. n to get married again I
;ver saw. They ran ? ,*fcry school
?acher and young girl- from 17
pears old up to*death trying to j
;ourt them. Thrt?cen would tell
he young gi dB ?^bjL.loved
;hem an i asked? Biadn't
.ather bi an ol<fl E: tha"
i young man s',
fellows did tinrfl - M MT l)0^]
)f them had t J l: Bpids but
nighty u.ujr # v ?aought it
ooked n/%M f ff if it had
?cen a y, ^^H?I^^-oUgh I don't
nuch fi^M men if they
Mr. E<-^H :HfTive joined the old
loldiers' Jr ?re- T?ert? are verv
ew old JB ? here, only about
2. T'vjH _BL?3r" joining and
nake it lively. We met last Thurs
lay and we had nine ladies with
is. We took our Confederate flag
,nd marched down to the art gallery
.nd had our pictures taken in a
froup, the ladies were in it too.
Ye went back to the hall and the
adies served refreshments. We had a
ine time eating and talking to the
adies but Mr. Editor after all noth
ng like old Edgefield and the big
nd welcome dinners that those
;ood ladies there give us every May.
never shall forget the pleasures
,ud good dinners that I have had
,t old Edgefield with my old broth
I am glad and proud to see old
'arksville coming up again to the
ront with her fairs. She had the
ame thing a few years ago and it
eemed to be just fine.
Four of the best ladies of Sin
on started out with a petition to
rot every voter to sign it asking for
in election for prohibition They
ay they will carry the whole
ounty. I know they would if they
vould leave the Mexican out of it.
They tell me a man can take a little
vhiskey and a dollar or two and
'Ote them any way. But undei the
aw you can't keep them out, or the
Mr. Editor, this Baptist church
?ere has had a debt of $300 hang*
ng over it now for two years or
nore and my son being the pastor
jreacbed a sermon on indebtedness.
Sis text was "Owe no man auy
.hing" and at the close he told the
.hurch that he now wanted the
noney to pay that debt and told the
deacons to go around through the
jougregation and get every dollar
:hey could raise. To my surprise
they got $280 and they said they
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 had
srone around with a petition asking
for an election for prohibition
took the petition in court and
presented it to the judge and the
judge had it put on file and ordered
the election to come off on the 31st
inst. So the fight starts to night. A
great prohibition rally will be held
in town to-night. The good ladies
are working,hard to put a stop tc
the whiskey traffic in the town and
not only the town but the county
They have the Baptist pastor and
a host of good men at their backs
pushing it for all they are worth
The Mexican, negro and the rici
men who are running this whisker
business are against them.
J. J. Garnett.
Happy and Joyous Holiday Sea
son. Christmas Tree ?at
School. Annual Moving
Christmas has come and gone for
the year 1915. The day dawned
beautifully bright, calm and pleas
ant, though there were some clouds
Christmas festivities began
Thursday at Miss Mary Townes
little school, called "Cemetery
Hill." Miss Mary and her mother
decorated the tree, and Santa Claus
came and called the children up to
receive the gifts which were very
numerous and beautiful. The tree
was beautiful with lovely orna
ments, myriad lights and glittering
tinsel. Miss Mary invited the other
children of the neighborhood but
from some cause we have not learn
er!, only Mrs. Briggs and Howard,
Mrs. S. V. Bunch and Mrs. Harry
Bunch with her four children at
tended. Of course Mrs. Townes was
already there and we forgot to say
the older folks were invited to
brine: the children. The older ones
were made happy to see how very
happy the dear little children were
as they went home laden down with
good and pretty things. According
to promise Mr. Harry Bunch's chil
dren had a tree, and I venturo to
say there never were four more for
tunate children in Edgefield county
than those are. They have 115
presents between the four of them.
Mary and Emma were the happiest
little girls in the world with their
four dolls each to nurse and get to
sleep. Veritable litttle mothers. Oh
we do hope the little darlings may.
always be as happy for Christmap
as tbe.v ;"?ki;?eJ8Tou?d. W?w?re \iery <
J -y ?Vlrs. Harry JC/L?UOU WHV Su
disappointed by the rain coming
which kept her from maki?g her
home folks a visit.
Mr. Herbert Bunch left 24th for
Quitraan, Ga., to spend the holi
days with his cousins, the Ushers.
Mr. Walter Bunch came up from
Charleston to visit his mother. Mrs
S. V. Bunch; and returned Sunday.
Mrs. Luta Raymond is visiting
friends in Augusta.
Mrs. Silas Medlockand two boys,
are visiting Mrs. Frances Townes
for the holidays.
We are sorry to hear cf Miss
Carrie Ransom's extreme illness at !
her home in Augusta and hope for j
her a speedy recovery. She, it may
be remembered, is an expert trained
nurse. Nurses too, have to succumb
sometimes to sickness.
Mr. Milton Barker we are elad
to see has come to make our neigh
borhood his home.
We hope Miss Emmie Lanham's
entertainment was a perfect success
in every respect.
Mrs. Tom McKieand Miss Adilee
MoKie spent Christmas at the home
of Mr. L. W. Reese. Mr. L. S.
Reese came up from Beech Island
to spend a few days at his father's,
Mr. L. D. Reese, and we suspect to
see some one else.
Miss Williams, the teacher of the
Moore road school, left on the 2uth
to visit her brother.
Miss Barker of the Gardnerville
school left on the 18th for ber
home in Tennessee, taking with her
pretty, sweet little Beatrice Stevens
to spend the holidays and have a
good time, which we are sure she
will have. But we do feel so sorry
for one lonely heart left behind.
We are afraid he has not had a joy
Mr. Ernest Cogburn we hear,
moved last week up to the Floyd
place on the Moore road.
The seasjn is at hand for changes.
Mr. Ivy DeLaughter we hear will
move over to the piney woods, Mr.
Adams' place, to try and dodge the
chills. We also hear Mrs. Lilly De
Labghter will move back to her own
place near the river over in "the
corner. Mr. Bess Thurmond will
move up in the Red Oak Grove sec
tion pretty soen.
We are glad to heir Mrs. McKie
Scott is able to leave the hospital in
Augusta and has come to Mr. Hugb
Scott, Jr., in North Augusta and
hope she may soon be well ano
Wishing every one a happy new
Beautiful Tribute to Mrs. 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 Allen
of Edgefield, is a keen sorrow and
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 gaile
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 in whioh she was held.
With boundless trust, faith, pare
and clear, she now rests within the
bosom of her Saviour whom she
loved to serve. Her death has oast
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
whioh is to come,
Some one of our loved ones has
gone first has seen it-how it ia,
.And is waiting nearby, loving,
To bring us honie."
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. Miras 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
3?'e observing this 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 exi-tenoe. 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, (this 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 canied 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. Owiugton S.
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,
DeSass ure 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 tjpent 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 aud the younger 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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