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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1918
Rose Show a Success. Mrs. Wa!
ker Entertained New Cen
tury Club. Mrs. J. A.
The Rose show held here on Sat
nrday under the auspices of the
Mary Ann Buie chapter, D. of C.,
was a beautiful one and many gor
geous vases of collections and single
entries for all spring flowers and the
sweet pea table was a lovely rain
bow of color; the nasturtiums also
made bright display. Especially
pretty was the table of bouquets of
all kinds of flowers.
The judges for the show were
Mesdames P. X. Lott and James
Strother and Mr. J. A. Lott who
put on the blue and red ribbons in
a way that show .1 they well knew
flowers and loved them. After the
flowers had been viewed,the Confed
erate relic room was entered and
many interesting things were seen.
A diary book which saved the
vlife of Mr. B. W. Wright; ibis was
in his pocket and the bullet was
fired at him, struck it and glanced
aside, otherwise the bullet would
have entered his heart; cap pouch
used by Mr. B. W. Wright during
the war between the states; gun
used before the Revolution by .Mr.
Harmon Gallman; the pole staff
from the tent of Col. Cheatham; a
piece of wood from the battle of
Seven Pines with a bullet embedded;
a goblet cut from the sill of a
church in which Gen. Washington
worshipped; tufted counterpane of
Mrs. Polly Gallman, lS:-t5; wooden
spoon made by a Confederate veter
an in 1S62, the wood from a battle
scene; spice box of Mrs. Hannah
Coates, great grand mother of Airs.
J. W. Payne; a piece of the dress
and wedding handkerchifs of Mrs.
J. W. Payae, which was purchased
at the war price 1865 at *50 per
"yard; a stone axe given to Col. Ba-,
con; sausage stuffer, cotton cards,
tongs and^scales used on the planta
ron of ~Mr. "David Payne; daguer-1
rectype or Mr. J. W. Payne, a Con '
federate soldier who was among the
first volunteers of Edgefield county,
to fight for his county, his gun was
also exhibited; acanteen of Mr. B.
W. Wright that he exchanged with
a prisoner at the battle of Chancel
lorsville; basket made by a Con
federate soldier. There were several
other interesting articles.
In this room was also the table
cf fancy work and many pretty
pieces were displayed, the chapter
getting lu /c of ail sold. The booti)
where iced tea and a variety of
sandwiches were sold was well pat
ronized. A large and gay grab bag
was the center of attraction for the
children and so fascinating was this,
that even the grown-ups would take
a grab, also a pleasant ending to
tiie day was the kindness of the ex
Sibitors, who sent ?nany pretty bou
quets of flowers to the sick and shut
Mrs. James White spent last week
in Charleston and attended the state
Sunday school convention.
Dr. W. T. Derieux will preach
on Sunday morning in the Baptist
The last meeting of the New Cen
tury club was held with Mrs. J. L.
Walker and the meeting was pre
sided over by Mrs. James Strother.
It was a great pleasure Ito the club
to learn that Mrs. J. M. Visanski
of Charleston who is an honorary
member, and had represented the
club at the general federation in
Kew York, would in a few days
visit the club and give a report of
this meeting. Plans were laid for
the social hygiene meeting and the
celebration of the Tercentenary of
the Bard of Avon. Mrs. W. E. La
Grone led the literary session the
subject being "Some poets of the
present," and the quotation of the
afternoon was, ''Next to be
ing a great poet is the power of un
derstanding one." (Longfellow).
Several interesting papers were giv
en. '"What is true poetry and are
poets made," Mrs. James Strother;
"Life sketch of Ella Wheeler Wil
cox," Mrs. H. D. Grant; readings
of two of her poems; Miss Clara
Sawyer; ''Margaret E. Sangster,"
Miss Zena Payne; reading, Mrs. P.
N. Lott; "Mother and sister of
Kipling," Mrs. W. P. Cassells;
reading, Mrs. James White; "Ethel
Clifford," Mrs. C. Kenny; "Miss
Laurens Alma-Taderaa" Mrs. J. W.
(Continued on Fifth Page.,)
The Resurrection of the Flowers
Quadrupeds and Creeping
Editor The Advertiser: This is
the first day of May and I ara stand
ing at the foot hills of the Blue
Ridge mountains, looking-down up
on the Keowee river as it flows
through the beautiful valley, alonsr
whose banks the Ked men would
angle the trout and shad. Oconee
county has some of the prettiest
natural scenery that I have ever
seen: the rollins: hills, the bublirg
springs, the flowing brooks, the
beautiful waterfalls and the verdant
valleys. This is one of nature's open
books, like the Blue Ridge moun
tains, new every morning and fresh
every evening. If there was nothing
in the Bi ole to teach me that there
is a resurrection, this great open
book of nature would tell me that,
"if a man dies he shall live again."
The green foliage ol' the trees tells
me that, tile nuts, acorns and small
est seed tells me that there will be
a resurrection. They have been lay
ing dormant all the winter in their
icy beds and the brown leaves their
mantle, now as the gentle rays of
the sun warm them into life their
little shells will burst forth down
iii their leafy bed and you will see
the little bud peeping out of its
dark winter grave and as the gen
tle rays of the sun strike the bud
it is kissed into a beautiful flower
throwing into the air its sweet fra
grance, so much so that it attracts
the attention of the humming bird
and the honey bei;, and they suck
the sweet nectar from its little
bosom, and all "the while the little
birds are singing their sweetest car
ols. And all the four-footed quad
rupeds, reptiles and creeping tilings
are now waking up and coming out
from their long sleep. Nature teils ?
them that spring time is their res '
urrection morning. <
Mr. Editor if* any one wants to 1
know who hit Billy Patterson tell |1
them he is in Seneca city.But if the ''
I sheriff wants to know, tell bim .1
will be "in "Rab?n county ?Georgia '
j hunting for Villa. <
J. Russell Wright.
The New Courf House.
The following account of the com- I
pletion of the present court house i
was taken from an old copy of The I
Advertiser dated February 21, <
18:'.'.). Dr. LaBordeand Mr. William <
F. Durisoe were editors at that time: I
"The new court house is now corn- '
pie ted and we invite the citizens of <
the district and strangers to come 1
ami see it. It is a large and noble J
looking building, standing on the ?
western side of the great road lead- 1
ing to the upper country, and but I
a few yards distant from thc site of ;
the old court house.
The building is of brick and is
two stories in height. In the lower
story lhere are six looms, the sher
ill's office, the clerk's, tile cominis- I
sioners in equity, the ordinary's a .'
jury room, and a small apartment 1
adjacent to the clerk's office. A '
large and spacious passage runs be
tween the rooms. ]
The front of the edifice is at the '
southern end, and is painted so as (
to resemble granite. By a noble I
flight of granite steps, protected by '
block iron railings, the visitor as- I
cends into the porlieo which is sup- 1
ported by four massy columns. '
From thence he enters the court '
room, which is large and spacious, I
and contains a sufficient number of i
windows. Besides the seat for the 1
judge which is neat and those for I
the jury, there are others arranged (
conveniently for spectators. In the 1
court room there is a large semi- '
circular table for the gentlemen of
the bar. In the western end of the ?
upper story there are two jury roorni ;
and a small retiring room situated 1
immediately in the rear of the !
judges seat. As the visitor enters
the village by either of the great ?
thoroughfares the court house pre- ?
sents a commanding appearance,
and immediately attracts his atten
tion. In conclusion, it may be truly
said, that the style of the building
is chaste, and that it is an ornament
to the village.
A new shipment of Ladies' Silk
Dresses just received in black, co
penhagen green and old rose. Prices
$10.00 and 812.50, but we are mak
ing a special offer for this week at
?0.75 and ?7.50.
"UNCLE IV" AGAIN.
His Letters Always Easily Read.
Georgia Farmers Suffering
From Drought and Cold
It has bppn quite a while since I
have written yon, and am afraid
this will be rather a kind of sickly
note, as I am not feelinir at all well
this morning but don't think it is
because Geargia has gone dry on
the liquor question but may be
from inhaling 30 much sand and
With the exception of a light
rain on the 3rd and 7th of Inst
month there has been none since the
last week in February. Those who
planted their cotton 4 weeks asro
have a fairly good stand but it is
so dry now that seed planted with
in the last two weeks will not come
up until it rains. The early planted
L*orn has about all been worked ever
hut it is growing very little. The
oats are not very high and I am
afraid will not be very full grained.
Some wheat sown early and manured
looks like it will make a line crup.
The wind has until the last few
lays been blowing since the last
week in February and has been real
jool weather, too cool for cotton to
io an.\ growing.
What am I doing? Well not
much of anything, as I ara but little
account in the farm, but I still set
the hens and build the coops for the
little chicks and take off the brood
when they hatch out and then see
them droop and die and if they
keep on dying'it will be no use for
any preacher to come to see us
thinking that fried chicken will be
Dn the table. Now don't want the
cacher that should chance to read
this to thin!; I mean tint all they
;ome for is to eat fried chichen. Oh
no but I have yet got to see one
.hat was not fond of fried chicken
and not at all partial to any breed.
Speaking of preachers, the fi rat
iveek in March 1 visited my chil
dren down in Emanuel county and
while waiting for the train I made
the acquaintance of a preacher
White and his father on their way
Lo visit a son and brother at St.
Clair. Since then I see an account
in Tho Advertiser of the death of
the old man. I certainly enjoy
id talking with the preach
er and during our conversation I
found ont that he was pastor of
little Stevens Creek church. The
t-hurch that your father was onee a
member of and il l make no mistake
pour mother and one or two of her
children united with the church at
:\u: same time and I shall never for
get the letter your father wrote Geo.
Hussey and he knowing how much
[ thought of Hanny, brought, me
the letter to read, a joyful letter
from a happy father.
Yes. I like to think of those days,
it does the old man good to recall
some things that happened or took
place years ayo, but there are some
things I would like to forget.
As I came home after my vist to
Emanuel who should I run up.on
but Nick Broadwater on his way to
Grovetown to visit his brother Hob
and what do you suppose was about
he first the first thing he said to
me. "Iv why don't you write more
lo The Advertiser." And my reply
was, "Well Nick I don't know that
what I write is worth the space it
takes up in the paper." And his re
ply to that was ' 'The first thing I
look for when my paper comes is
to see if there is anything from un
tjle Iv." We sat together on the
train till he got off and I had no
ticed just across the aisle two girls
who kept looking at Nick and I and
after he left the train one of the
girls said to me, you and the other
old gentleman were Confederate
soldiers were you not? And I told
her that we were and she then said
all the old soldiers seem to love one
another and I told her yes and as
we grew older the love for each
other grew stronger for all were
getting to be old men now and
whenever we meet each other we
need not expect to see each other
again in this life, especially if we
live some distance apart.
I visited my children in South
Carolina the first week in April and
went to the old Red Oak Grove on
the first Sunday feeling in ali
probability it would be the last
time,and I heard a sermon that does
rae good even now while I write.
The preacher's subject was "Jesus
Drought Hurtful to AH Crops.
Big Fish Fry on Turkey
(> Creek. School En
The dry weather has about put
farn>|vork at a stand-still. Cotton
hasn't come up and the ground is
too df.v to plant corn, except in bot
tom land. We had fine prospects
for a.grain crop two weeks ago, but
owing- to the dry weather it is voty
short;-* Some too low to cut. Mr.
Joe Brunson was up last week for
his annual fish on Turkey creek.
HP, with Mr. W. P. Brunson and
Mr. Steve Morgan, spent too nights
and one day on Moultrie's pond.
Had several ladies to take fish din
ner wi?h them on Saturday. Caught
aboiitT'what they could eat.
Mr. M. A. Mims spent Saturday
and Sunday with his daughter Mrs.
L. R;?Brnnson, recuperating from a
Judge N. L. and Mr. Joe Brim
son spent Sunday with Mr. L. R.
Mr? B. R. Thomas has been sick
for some time but is improving
Mrsy'Georc e Strom has been on
the siesk list for a week but is bet
Dr.'T. J. Pattison is living with
Mr. Bpnch Timmerman and is do
ing afgood jjpr?ctioe around hore.
It is a->great advantage to the com
munity'to have a doctor so conve
nient. We hope he will decide to
make tips his permanent home.
The Brunson school will close
next Friday the 12th and will have
an entertainment at night, will
charge a small admittance fee of
25cts fe. grown people to raise
funds fj)/ improving our school
building which we expect to re
modei'TOis . summer. All children
ande?^'admitted free. We hope to
have ???*,gc eiowd.
Mr." Edmunds and Mr. Barrett
have made wonderful improvements
in our roads. Straightening: the
crooks and changing the road-beds
where they had worn down until
they were nothing more than gullies
and could not be drained. A man
that saw them Saturday for the first I
time since they were worked, -said :
he didn't recognize them as the ?ame
road. Mr. Barrett certainly under- i
derstands his business, and can i
make a good road out of a bad one 1
with a minimum amount of work.
..lr. W. T. Reel will go to Bal- "
ti more soon to consult a specialist '
about his eyes. We hope he will '.
We will soon begin to arrange
for our farmers institute which we 1
expect to hold about the first of
August. We expect to make this
an annual gathering.
Edgefield School Letter.
We were delighted to have Rev.
C. II. Dicky visit the school Mon
day morning and conduct the chapel
exercises. Rev. Dicky is a graduate
of Carson-Newman college, and a
very ? lose friend of Mr. Ross and
Mr. Copenbaver- Ile made a very
interesting talk, telling us some
thing of the work which Mr. Ross
is doing this year, and, also, of the
splendid record which Mr. Copen
haven made while at Carson-New
man col leg 3.
Mr. Lyon presented Diomede Hol
lingsworth with the bronze medal
which he won in Columbia. It was
more of a watch fob than a medal,
and bore the seal of South Caro
lina. We feel very proud of Dio
mede, and wish him success in all
We are very sorry to report the
illness of Miss Ida Folk. We miss
her joviality considerably, and hope
she will soon be back with us.
as a physician of the sin sick-soul."
And another thing that did me
so much good (Little preacher that
is what his young friends call him)
was to sit in the Bible class and
hear Geo. Bussey, Jr., teach it, and
my mind wandered back again to
days gone by, pleasant, happy days.
As far back as I can remember the
Bussey family have been leaders
and workers in the Red Oak Grove
Antioch School Closed. W. O.
W. Monuments Unveiled at
The Antioch school closed Friday
with a picnic. There was a large
crowd present, and good speeches
were made by Hon. B. E. Nicholson
and Mr. Ben Cogburn. Both cf
these gentlemen were earnestly lis
tened to. There was a delightful
dinner. All had a good time. The
trustees elected the same teachers
for another term. This speaks well
for both teachers and trustees. Miss
Bertha Ferguson is the principal
aud Miss Lula Q uar les is the assist
ant teachers. They have taught
two years at Antioch and have been
elected for the third year. We
There was a large congregation
here Sunday at the unveiling of the
monuments of C. E. and T. B.
Q uar les. Hon. J. W. Thurmond
m adp the unveiling address. Mr.
Thurmond was at his best.
The school will close here Friday.
We are looking for a large crowd
to hear Gov. Manning.
Miss Essie Bussey is visiting
friends in our town.
Miss Alpha Hammond spent the
week end with horne folks.
Miss Lydia Holmes is at home for
her vacation. Her school closed at
Mod oe last week.
Prof. Wallace Prescott has taught
a very successful school at Collier
this year. His school closed last
Friday. He and his assistant, Miss
Mathis, have both been elected for
Mr. Ernest Q nari es has his ice
house finished. He is now ready to
furnish ice to the public
Mr. Johnston, our popular shop
nan, has employed a man to help
aim with his work.
Cold Spring, S. C.
Mt. Zion School to Close With
Public Exercises and Picnic.
News-is about-as acaree--rrr-tra*^
jommunity at present as rain, every
body being closely confined at this
season with home interests.
A little break in the monotony
ivill como at the end of this week,
however, with the closing next Fri
day of our neighborhood school.
On that night the pupils of the
'chool will give a play, "The Triple
Wedding," and other features of
Entertainment. The next day, Sat
urday, the 13th, they will eujoy a
basket picnic at Adams' pond.
We are sorry to report that Sam
mie Carpenter, the bright little son
of Mr. Walter Carpenter, has been
sick with pneumonia. He is now
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Padgett and
children recently visited relatives in
Mr. Yeoman Padgett was up last
week from North Augusta to visit
the home of his father, Mr. E. M.
Mr J M.'Giines, from Greenwood,
was down last week for a short visit
to his sister, Mrs W J Gaines.
Miss Fannie Pardue is among us
again after her winter s teaching in
Lancaster county. That must be a
favored portion of the country, as
Miss Fannie is looking remarkable
Mrs PW Wall and little daugh
ter Gladys have gone to Elberton,
Ga-, to visit Mrs Wall's parents,
Mr and Mrs H T A Harper.
Mr and Mrs W A Pardue were
among the Shriners who attended
the annual banquet in Augusta last
Several of the young people of
our community are looking forward
to attending the memorial services
at Sweet Water next Sunday.
The next meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Society will be
held at the home of Mrs. W. J.
Gaines. It is hoped there will be a
full attendance, and some new can
didates for membership.
Mr W J Gaines leaves soon as a
delegate to the Southern Baptist
Convention which meets in Ashe
ville next week.
Commissioner James DeVore.
Among the good men asking for
re-election this week is found the
name of James DeVore who has
served very faithfully as county
commissioner. He is honest, trust
worthy, conservative and economic.
Should he be re-elected he will be
as faithful in the future as he has
been in the past.
Suffering From Drought. Met
Many Friends While on
a Visit to Augusta Sat
We are still suffering so mach
for the want of rain. The crops
that have been put into the ground
have not had moisture enough to
;ome up and the ground is so dry
and hard we have had to stop plow
ing or planting until it dues rain.
We had only a little shower Satur
day a week ago while' in Augusta.
It hailed very hard for fifu-en min
utes and as that stopped, large
flakes of snow came down pretty
thick for a few seconds, then came
i pelting rain and washed the hail
md snow off the streets. We had
-Iriven under shelter and were very
lind of it, when the hail came pelt
ing down so thick and furiously.
The 2round was soon covered and
ivhen we came out on the street
igain, in places the rain did not get
;he hail was piled where it bad
.ounced. We were glad enough it
lid not reach out here, the fruit
vould all have been beaten off the
roes besides damage to the crops
.hat have struggled up.
While in Augusta Saturday we
aw Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cooper
md family, Mr. L. W. Reese and
ilr. John Reese, Messrs. George
ind Tom McKie, Mr. Si McKie,
tfessrs. Frank and Hall Townes,
dr. Henry Medlock, Messrs. Her
>ert and Harry Bunch, Miss Lilla
3nnoh, MissAdilee McKie, Mr. L.
>. Reese, Mrs. H. H. Scott, Jr., and
tfiss Mildred Scott. She is just
lome from a visit to her cousin,
kl rs. Ralph Scott who is visiting
1er mother, Mrs. Cone of Brunson,
5. C. Mrs. Scott and Mr. Hugh
scott, Jr., spent Sunday a wees ago
vith Mrs. Sallie Bunch. We are al
lays delighted to have them with
>f last week on business and saw
he streets being decorated for At
uaga week. Hope to see the parado
Wednesday of this week. Mrs. Bay
ion will stay down for a week or
wo visiting Mrs. Joe Sacre and
klrs. Bell Coffin. Mrs. Coffin we aro
tlad to hear is improving after her
lervous break down, caused by the
ire. She will be remembered as
?iss Bell Robinson of Hamburg.
Mrs. Harry Bunch and four chil
iren went to her father's Thursday
)f last week and she and her father
vnt to Edgetield Friday. She came
lome Saturday after a very enjoy
ible trip. She and her family spent
m hour with Mrs. Sallie Buuch
Sunday afternoon, also Mr. George
Vledlock visited Mr. Herbert Hunch.
Mrs. Silas Medlock and two little
?ons spent the week-end with Mrs.
Frances Townes. They returned
lome Sunday morning.
Master Hall Townes spent sever
ll days on North Augusta heights
?rith his sister, Mrs. Willie Walker.
iVe noticed Miss Annie Walker
'unning an automobile Saturday
md suppose she has purchased a
new one recently.
We also hear Mr. Tobe Lanham
las bought a Ford. And a ? it goes,
?uess everybody will"'ride in shazes"
ifter a while, but me.
For County Commissioner.
The extreme eastern section of
:he county asks for representation
on the county board of commission
ers, seeking that representation
.hrough Mr. J. ?. Herin, who is
one of the leading citizens and most
successful farmers of the Long
Branch section. Mr. Herin has serv
id in this capacity before and the
;xperience gained will fit him for
better service still ??hould the peo
ple elect him. Mr. Herin is a safe,
conservative man who possesses so
aer, sound judgment.
Will Study Law.
Prof. Benjamin Greneker, of the
Magnolia School, will enter the law
department of Georgetown Univer
sity, Washington, this fall. He did
not stand for re-election as teacher.
Mr. Greneker is a graduate of Wof
ford College.-Greenwood Jour
A large shipment of shapes and
flowers just received.