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W. C. T. U Met. Lee's Birth
day Celebrated. Medical
Society Held Meeting.
Leap Year Party.
The W. C. T. U. met on Friday af
ternoon with Mrs. J. L. Walker
and a very instructive meeting was
held, and the arranged program for
this month was followed, the sub
ject being anti-narcotic*. Previous
to the program, Mrs. Kenny, presi
dent, conducted a business session
and several matters were discussed,
and the superintendents in their re
port seemed to be doing active
work. The flower' mission which is
a beautiful one, is bringing much
comfort and cheer. Mrs. O. D.
Black superintendent, .had carried
15 bouquets to the sick and shut-ins,
and Mrs. James White, tmperintend
ent of L. T. L., had an excellent
report. The leaders for the after
noon was Mrs. ?. P. Lott and with
the suggested subject she had a
very interesting and instructive
meeting. * Anti-narcotic law," Mrs
T. R. Denny; "Lesson from real
life," Mrs. Olin Eidson; "What
have I seen of cigarettes," Mrs. J.
A. Lott; "Blood poison," Mrs. J. L.
Walker; "A lesson to learn," Mrs.
O. D. Black. Several bright songs
were sung. After the meeting the
hostess assisted by her daughter,
Miss Mary Walker, served banana
cream and silver cake. The next
meeting will be held with Mrs.
There was a public celebration of
Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday on
Wednesdaj the 19th, the occasion
being in the school auditorium, and
there was a good attendance, all
wanting to pay tribute to this the
south's greatest chieftain. The ex
ercises began at 11:30 and the feat
ure was an "address on **Robert E.
.Lee," by Rev. W. T. Hundley. The
choral class of the school sang pa
trio tic songs and they made a pretty
picture with the setting of the Con
federate flag*. The exercises closed
with "Bonnie blue flag," by the D.
of C., the school was given the re
mainder of the period in holiday.
The medical association of this
district met here on Tuesday for
the quarterly meeting and there
was a full attendance, twenty-nine
being present. There were repre
sentatives from Columbia, Bates
burg, Edgefield, Meeting Street,
Ridge and Johnston. Dr. G. D.
Walker is president of this district.
There were many matters brought
np for discussion, and an all day
affair was had. At the noon hour
the body repaired to the home of
Mrs. John Wright where dinner
was served by the cemetery associa
tion. The large table was prettily
arranged and the first course was
grape fruit. This was followed by
a hot turkey dinner with all the
tempting accompaniments. Pine
apple blancmange with pound and
fruitcake, coffee and whipped cream
was also served. There was much
merriment and pleasantries as all
were seated at the large table, each
doctor for the time being having
cast aside that dignified air they
all like to wear.
Miss Ida Satcher has gone to
Fbrence to visit her sister, Mrs.
The annual banquet of the K. of
P. will be held on Friday evening
and the lodge is making extensive
preparation for the affair. There
will be 250 present.
Rev. W. T. Hundley is filling the
pulpit of the Baptist church during
the month of January for the morn
ing service. For the present there
will be no evening service.
Mrs. J. A. Do bey and children
are at home from a visit to Spartan
The first meeting of the New
Centcry Club for the new year was
held on Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. W, E. LaGrone. During the
business session plans were made for
Reciprocity day February 17, and
an invitation will be extended to
Mrs. Burney of Columbia, who is a
former pre-ident of the state federa
tion and one deeply concerned in
all features of the club work. Plans
were made for the social hygiene
meeting, and Dr. Sophia Brunson
of St. Matthews who is doing state
work and has offered to talk before
the club, will bc given this oppoi
tunity to come. Dr. Brunson was
Mis? Sophia Boatwright ot' Ridge.
The literary se>sion was in charge
of Mrs. P. N. Lott who made a de
Shower in Honor of Miss Smith.
Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Fan
nie Tompkins gave a miscellaneous
shower in honor of Miss Allene
Smith who will this afternoon be
come the bride of Mr. John Rains
ford. No occasion of the kind has
been given in Edgefield in a loni?
time that had as many pretty and
unique features. The blue bird,
typifying happiness, predominated
in the decorations. The spacious
parlor was decorated as a forest
scene and blue birds were perched
upon the boughs. .As the guests ar
rived they were ushered into the
parlor where each appropriated a
blue bird upon which was written
A ''Happiness" content provided
veiy pleasant diversion. Each guest
was given a card upon which was
written a quotation on happiness
with one word omitted from the
quotation and a prize was offered
to the one who supplied the great
est number of missing words. Miss
Marion Blalock bacame the happy
possessor of the . prize, a beautiful
At the close of the contest the
bride-elect was escorted to a large
nest that bad been arranged in the
oorner of the.parlor as a receptacle
for the gifts that were presented by
the guests. The removal of these to
kens one by one thrilled her with
delight and the joy was shared by
the score of friends who gathered
The pleasure of the afternoon
was heightened by the musical num
bers that were rendered, anions
them being: a vocal solo, In the
lani of love with the song birds,"
by Miss Elizabeth Rainsford, and a
piano solo, "The songs of the birds,"
by Miss Luri Mims.
Before the guests departed each
one wrote an expression of good
wishes for the bride'elect in a book
provided- for that purpose. Here, se
in every other feature of the occa
sion, blue birds were in evidence,
being shown on the back of the
bride's book of greetings which will
always be a priceless possession.
The hostess nerved a delicious
salad course followed by coffee and
lightful leader. The meetings are
proving more and more interesting
with "women writers," and twice a
month the selected group is ready
to call, lo come in pbanton ships
and give of their best in study con
tact. So delighiful are these discus
sions and selections given that at
the close of the meeting one really
feels that they have been there in
persou. "Florence Barclay," was
told by Mrs. W. F. Scott, and Miss
Gladys Sawyer played "The Ro
sary," this being the title of one of
her books; "Lillian Bell," Mrs.
James White; "Frances Little and
Mollie Seawell, Mrs. H. D. Grant;
"Eliza Calvert Hall," Miss Zena
Payne. The hostess was assisted by
Misses Daisy Brookington and Sue
Smith and served a salad course
with fragrant coffee and whipped
Dr. McMillan of Beaufort will
preaoh Sunday morning at the Bap
Rev. M al on Padgett has been
visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Rev. and-Mrs, W. P. B. Kinard,
Misses Cecil Kinard and Pearl
Coleman, and Mr. Ennet of Green
wood, were recent . visitors in the
home of Mr. M. T. Turner.
Miss Annie Holmes Harrison en
tertained with a leap year party on
Friday evening and the time spent
by the young folks was with much
pleasure and merriment. The young
genilemen greatly enjoyed having
the young ladies call by for them,
and after the arrival, the chief di
version was progressive conversa
tion, the last topic to be a proposal.
These were bid for and in this way
partners were secured for refresh
ments. The best proposal according
to the judges, was made by Miss
Marie Lewis and she was presented
with a box of cigars, these she gave
to lier partner.
Mrs. Jack Connerly of Augusta
spent last week here in the home of
her father, Mr. George Hubbard.
On Friday Mr. Hubbard celebrated
his ?5th birthday and a spend-the
day party of friends was had.
The union meeting of the Ridge
association will meet here on the
I otb Suuday.
"UNCLE" IV WRITES..
New Year Reflections. Found
Double of W. Pat Park,
Family Scattered; Fertili
Dear Old Advertiser:- All my
family are off on a visit to-day.ex
cept myself and one of my boys and
? will spend a while chatting with
Sometimes I like to be alone yet
I know that I am not alone for
there is an unseen being near ns, it.
doesn't matter where we are.
On new year's day my mind dwelt
mostly back on my boyhood days
and, strange to say, yet true, ther?1
seemed to be a face and and even a
voice of one I loved when a boy and
as long as he lived. He was my
Sunday school teacher before the
war and on the 1st Sunday of every.
new year (it being regalar preaching
day at the old Cal li ham's church),
he being leader of the singing?,
would sing a song the words of the
first verse being, if my memory'
serves me right,?
"A year again has passed away
Time swiftly speeds along
We come again to praise and pray
And sing our greeting song. ,
We come withjsong to greet yon
We oome, we come with song
These may not be the exact words,
but still I seemed to hear again that
deep clear voice of B. M. Talbert
and, knowing him as I did, another
thought came: Where is he singiug
now, and what is his song?
The next day being Sunday and
I went to the Sunday school and in
a conversation with a preacher I
told him of the thoughts that had
been running through my mind, and
his reply was, "Yes, I remember
that song very well."
And the preacher, who is pastor]
of the church we attend, is enougP
like W. P: Parks of Parksviile tb
be a twin brother and I told him'
so and he said, "well, I have met
several'Caroliaians who know W.
P. Parks and they all say he and I
are very much alik." I then ashed
bim if I could call him Brother Pat
and he put one hand on my shoul
der, said "yes, if you want to." So I
call him Brother Pat.
I find a good many people down
here that I knew their grandparents
and near relatives, so you see I am
or do not feel like I am entirely
It grieved me to read of J. H.
Allen's wife's death, because for
some reason I can't help feeling
near to them and it must be because
I loved their father.
"One by one they pass away
And at no very distant day
We shall see them again.
They only sleep they are not
Oh no, they will live again."
Why do I muse thus I don't
know. For the first time in my life
since I have had a family, except
ing a few years, I have been near
enough to all except one (He in
Texas) to visit them all in almost a
day's time but now we are scattered
here and there in Carolina, three in
Emanuel county, Ga.,, two in Co
lumbia county, Ga., five in Ale
Duffie county. Ga., and one in Tex
as and I find myself wondering why
so and the thought comes: I wonder
if God isn't just cutting loos? the
cords that bind me to this earth and
makes me look forward to that day
when if all are God's children we
will be near to each other again
never to be parted any more. But I
am no preacher and will write of
something else. \
The farmers around in this sec
tion are beginning to turn their
land and on every side the question
is being asked, how can we expect
to make a crop without guano?
Well," we must have something to
put under our corn and cotton, we
might haul the dirt from one part
of the field to another, fill up the
distributor, hitch the mule and put
out the dirt. But, say you, would
that pay? Well, I don't know, but
from what I can learn, it would pay
about as well as hauling dirt from
the factory or depot. And besides I
understand the guano men say they
will not sell except for cash, and
pray tell me how many or what per
cent, of the farmers have the cash
and if thev had would it pay to buy
the low grade fertilizers that will
be put on the market. Better plow
more and do without.
We are having summer and win
ED AT ST. GEORGE.
tev. and Mrs. G. M. Sexton Very
Warmly Welcomed in New
Held. Send Greetings
I; to Edgefield Friends.
To each and every one we send
?rery cordial greetings, and we grate
fully rememberevery courtesy shown
while we lived in your midst.
The names and faces of those who
flood so faithfully by us in the ser
pee of the Master's canse are and
ever shall be fresh in our memory.
On telling friends good-bye we
tfelt quite sure that some of them
Jwie would never see ag?in, but were
fttrprised and saddened to receive
#e intelligence, so soon, that one
OT oar dear friends, a member of
Plum Branch Baptist church, a no
He Christian woman, Mrs. M. A.
blackwell, had passed into the sweet
;?eyond. How we do feel . for the
loved ones, and assure them of our
jrayers and sympathy.
$ We are now living in the county
seat town of Dorchester. St. George
has the "snap" ?nd "go" of a little
city. She bas a splendid electric
system of lighting the town. Also,
?be of the best schools in the State
for primary and academic work, and
a good school of music, two strong
qanks, a tirnt-class cotton market
pad an average good market for al
most any commodity-a very pretty
town of twelve hundred people.
if We count ourselves quite fortu
nate to be able to.cast our lot among
ab noble a people. We are very
pleasantly located, living in a nice,
new oix-room parsonage, on a shaded
'jet joining the church lot, on which
sets a splendid wooden building
which has recently undergone some
repairs in the interior.
I|The peop'e received us very
courteously, meeting us at the train
|wa 'oaring car, bearing us away,
^ff <y magi*. t.o. the parsonage, wh^re
we. were met by some repr?sentative
men and women of the church. Af
ter- meeting us they left us imme
diately. We discovered, on going
into the parsouage, that on the din
ing table was a well prepared supper
and quite a number of things in the
grocery line for the pantry.
About one week later some of the
members of the country churches
came bringing, others sending, a
veritable load of good things to eat,
so that for a long time we shall not
have lo visit the groceryman.
Our car was unloaded and furni
ture placed in the parsonage before
One gratifying thing is, that these
people are thoroughly loyal to their
church and denomination, and above
all, noble Christians, possessing, to
a large degree, the spirit of self sac
So being already assured of the
heartiest co-operation and feeling
?divinely led, we, with buoyant hope,
[enter upon the work of our new
We solicit the earnest prayers of
our Christian friends back at "old
home," and give them a hearty in
vitation to visit the "manse" of St.
George, if ever you would like to
come toward the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sexton.
St George, S. C.
ter weather all mixed up down here
.some days (like to-day) you almost
freeze sitting by the fire and other
days it is too warm to wear a coat.
The small grain, both wheat and
oats, is looking well and some who
did not finish before Christmas were
sowing last week. Nearly every
farmer in this section has corn to
sell. My nearest neighbor has 100
bushels I or sale and he only worked
a horse md a half farra last year
and still has some of his-cotton on
hand and I understand some money
in the bank. Everybody works down
hereever? the old min. *
She was rather a nervous old
lady, and fearful of being robbed
of her purse, kept it in a pocket of
her underskirt. Taking a cab, she,
at the end of the journey, began
searching as ladies do, for the care
fully concealed pocket. The cab-by,
misconstruing her movement, look
ed on grimly.
"Well, mum, he broke in, when
you've done a-scratching, me fare's
eighteen peuce."-Tit Bits.
Special to Edgefield Advertiser.
Batesburg, Jan. 17.-Announce
ment was made here this week of
the engagement of Miss Mamie
Louise Cato of Monetta, S. C., to
Mr. Chester M. Swearingen of
Trenton, S. C., the marriage to take
place in earlv Spaing. The an
nouncement came as a surprise a?
well as with .cordial interest to the
many friends of the young couple
throughout the State.
The bride is a popular young
woman possessing rare personal
beauty with a brilliant, sparkling
mind and a fascinating manner that
attracts instantly all who meet her.
She has visited here frequently and
has made many friends, all of
whom will wish her much happi
Miss Cato is the only daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Cato, and
Mc. Swearingen is the youngest son
of'Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Swearingen
of Trenton, S. C., and is a success
ful and prosperous young man,
well known and highly regarded in
the business world as he is in the
The marriage will be one of the
interesting events of the early spring
and will be attended by a nu m bei
of good wishes from this place.
First Game of The New Series.
The card club was entertained by
Miss Virginia Addison Saturday af
ternoon, this being he first game
under the new series of games. Miss
Addison's guests were not confined
to the members of the club but
other friends were invited. Six ta
bles wire arranged. At the meeting
of the club Saturday the following
officers were elected: Mrs. Be Lt is
Cantelou, president; Miss Virginia
Addison, secretary, and jMrs. A. H.
Corley, treasurer. The score was
not announced at the close of the
game. A record of each game will
be kept by the "secretary and when
the series is half completed the
score will be announced aud prizes
presented to the two making the
highest record. Miss Addison's
decorations were pink and white, a
profusion of pot plants and cut
flowers being used in the decoration
of the parlor and large dining table.
At the close of the game the hos
tess invited the guests into the din
ing room and served a hot lunch.
Two Kinds of Farmers.
j Why is it that so often farmer's
i living side by side on farms of equal
size and fertility get such different
results? Evidently the reason must
be found mostly in the men them
selves. One man takes in agricul
tural papers, kcps posted on farm
ing, plans for the future, keeps his
land in fine condition and farms
scientifically. Another man neg
lects these things, loafs about in
town instead of attending to his
work, and fails in good repair. One
man Ands farming pays and is hap
py, the other says there is no
money io farming and is iu a chron
ic state of discouragement.-Or
Take Care of Ewes.
The winter care of the flock ie
important to insure a lamb crop to
be harvested in* the spring. Ewes
m good condition need not be fed
grain until about a month before
lambing, when they should gradu
ally be accustomed to it. Ewes in
thin or poor condition should re
ceive from one-fourth to one-half
pound of grain daily. Corn alone
is not the best grain ration. A ra
tion of 6 parts corn, 3 parts wheal
bran, and 1 part linseed oil cake,
by weight, has proven vtry satis
factory. A ration of corn, oats,
and bran, equal paris by weight,
can also be recotntneuded.
The sheep should receive as much
clover or alfalfa hay as they will
eat. The araout of hay eaten can
be cut down by the use of corn
silage or corn stover. Two pounds
clean, sweet corn silage can be U3ed
to replace about one pound of hay.
Well cured corn stover is also rel
ished by the ewes. Ordinarily,
there is little danger of the sheep
eating too much of it, if the hay is
ted once a day. The greatest dan
ger of corn stover comes from mak
ing it the exclusive feed. Clean
salt and water should be kept be
fore the flock. Sheep should al
ways have a dry, well bedded floor
to lie on.-Ohio State Bulletin.
The Happy Four Glub. Mrs. J.
D. Mathis Entertained. In
spiring Sermon by Bish
Mr?. J. W. Bryan gave a beauit
ful dinner on Wednesday in com
pliment to Miss Fannie Harrison
from Washington and Mrs. Joseph
Ripley from Albany.
Mr. P. B. Day, Sr., made a busi
ness trip to Charleston during the
Mrs. Leila Leppard from Colom
bia who has been visiting relatives
in ValdoKta, Ga., has stopped by on
her homeward return to visit friends
and relatives here.
Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen has
returned from a visit to her sister
in M od oe.
The Happy Four is the name of
a club which has its meetings twice
[each week, bridge being the form
of entertainment. At each meeting
?delightful refreshments are .served.
These scientific plavers are Mrs.
! Willie Millie, Mrs. F. P. Bryan,
Mrs. S. A. Morrall and Mrs. Wal
lace Wise. Ou Tuesday evening of
this week these ladies gave a much
enjoyed oyster supper at Mrs. Mil
ler's, the husbands being the honor
ed guests. As the gentlemen were
not so skilled in bridge a* the la
dies, a regular old-fashioned set
back game was the happy diversion.
Bishop Guerry preached a very
impressive sermon in the Church of
Our Saviour on Sunday morning
from the text "If you love me keep
my commandments." A large and
appreciative congregation greeted
the bishop. During his visit he was
the honored guest of Mr. and Mrs
J. D. Mathis. Invited to dine with
him on Sunday we rs Rev. and Mrs.
S h an non house, Mr. Joseph Ripley,
Mrs. Willare Wise, Mrs. J. R.
Moss, -Mrs. W. H. Moss Miss Maud
Meare, Mr ,I\ B. Day, Sr., Mr. P.
B: Day, Jr , Mr. Vaughn.
Mrs. Emma Hurd and Mrs.
James Long have gone to Crescent
City, Fla., to visit relatives.
The next meeting of the D. A.
R. will be with Miss Orrie Miller
on Thursday afternoon the 20th.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis entertained a
few friends informativ OP Vfondav
evening complimentary to Mis? AI?
lene Smith the lovely inti? bride
elect of Edgefield. White jap?nicas
?nd whit?? narcissi, were u-e^ ex
clusively for decorations, these flow
ers oeiiJ? suggestive of the purity
ot the bride.
Mrs. A. C. Penn who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs* W. M.
Leppard in Columbia has come to
-pend the remainder of the winter
.vith Mrs. F. P. Bryan.
The union meeting of the 2nd
division of the Edgefield association
will meet with Republican Baptist
church the 29th and 30th of Jan.
Saturday a. m , devotional service?
by the pastor. Report of delegates
and organization. Discussion of
1st. The expected benefits to be
derived by delegates and others
from their attendence of the lay
man's convention to be held in Co
lumbia on the first Feb. next. C J
Truluck, W J Gaines. .
2nd. A derived plan for a contri
bution from each individual mem
ber of the ohurch for the support
of church. H L Bunch, J D
Hughey, Martin Medlock.
3rd. How to awaken a deeper
interest in the Lay members of the^
church in missions. Walter Carpen
ter, S B Mays.
4th. What effeot should the ;
length of time be that Baptist
preached has preached at a church
have on his or the church, decision
about serving his connection as
pastor. Speakers on four subjects.
L R Brunson, W J Gaines, G L
Sunday a. m., devotional con
ducted by J D Hughey. Missionary
sermon and afternoon service to be
P. B. Lanham,
j For Committee.
Father-Upon my word, you
children are getting too dainty for
anything. Why, when I was your
age I was glad . to get enough dry
bread to eat.
Robert-You have a much better
time living with us, don't you, fa