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The Lad Out There
O, power of Love, if still you learn,
Above a world so black with hate,
Where yet-as it has ever been
The loving heart is desolate.
Look down upon the lad I love
(My brave lad, tramping through the
I cannot light his welcome fire,
Light thou the stars for him above!
Now nights are dark and mornings
Let him in his long watching know
That I, too, count the minutes slow,
And light the lamp of love for him.
The sight of death, the sleep forlorn,
The old homesi:kness vast and dumb,
Amid these things so bravely borne,
Let my long thoughts above him
I see him in the weary file;
So young he is, so dear to me,
With ever-ready sympathy
And wistful eyes and cheerful smile,
However far he travels on
Thought follows, like the willow wren
That flies the stormy seas again
To lands where her delight is gone.
Whatever he may be or do
While absent far beyond my call,
Bring him, the long day's march be
Safe home to me some evenfall!
Tribute to Mr. Jesse Morgan.
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
You know not how sad it made
me feel as I looked over thej column
of your paper, and found the death
notice of Mr. Jess" Morir?n. We
are always sad to hear of the death
of any good man, but when it comes
to true friend* I can't express my
thought or feeling.
Just think! only a short while
ago at Red Hill church at the un
veiling of the Messrs. Quarles' mon
uments I had a long chat with him,
and he was telling me of his failing
I knew him thirty odd years, and
I am proud to say I found him the
last day I saw him the same as the
first. Here ends his ?ourney. The
weary f>.:"t and brain arc at rest.
Life! I know not what thou art,
But this I know, that thou and I must
And when or where or how we meet,
I own to me is a secret yet.
Life! we've been long together,
Through pleasant and through cloudy
'Tis hard to part when friends are dear.
Perhaps it will cost a sigh, a tear.
Then steal away, give little warning.
Choose thine own time.
Say not "goodnight,
But in some brighter clime
Bid me "gool morning."
I extend my heart-felt sympathy
to his bereaved family.
J. W. R. DeLaughter.
Red Hiii News.
Remember the picnic at Red Hill
July 4. If you want to see all yonr
friends you will come. There are
a number of good speakers that
have accepted an invitation to be
present and make speeches.
The crops are growing and the
farmers arc hard at work, but they
will stoo the 4th of July to go to
Red Hill to the picnic.
Mr. Ernes* ll Quarles now drives
a new Ford. Who n xt?
Miss May West is visiting friends
Mrs. P. J. Hohnes is visiting
fr is in J. huston.
The Sunbeam society of Reho
i otb had quite a nice outing last
Satan lay afternoon. They served
i(e crean and cakf to ih"ir friend-:.
Miss i "arrie Talbert is their leader
tai s Julia Strom is at Glen|j
Spriggs for a few weeks.
Your corespondent and Mr.
Ernest K. Quirles "Forded" to
Clark's Hill last Thursday. Mr.
and Mrs. G orge Whatley showed
us mi'ch ki-dness. The people up j
at Clark's ital :-tre getting good
pi ices for their oraches.
Dr. Entice Prescott is at hone
for the summer. He attended the
medical college at Charleston this
The Baptist Sunday school con
vention will meet in the Parksville
Baptist church on Wednesday and
Thursday after the third Sunday in
July. The program will be pub
lished next week.
Cold Spring, S. C.
South Consumes Much Cotton.
Washington, June IS.-"The
South continues to push to the front
in cotton manufacturing," said Pres
ident Harrison, of Southern Rail
way Company to-day.
"The report of the Census Bu
reau, on the consumption of cotton
in the month of May in the ten
months ended May 31, shows that
for May, 101 (j, consumption in the
South was 324,444- bales, as com
pared with 450,423 bales in the
mills of all other States. The in
crease in the South over May last
year was 22.23 per cent, as compar
ed with 9.?G per cent in all other
"For the ten months the con
sumption in the South was 2,934,
903 bales, as comnared with 2.400,
670 bales in a!l other States. The
increase in the South over the cor
responding ten months last year was
17. J3 per cent, as compared with
14.47 per cent in all other States."
A Letter Full of Interesting
News From Red Oak Grove
Having had ideal weather last
week, persuraably farmers every
where have "laying-by" their crops
well under way. I believe the gen
eral remarks concerning crops, is
that colton is small, but being well
cultivated is vigorous and in fine
growing state. Corn and other crops
in like manner.
We can but feel for the warring
nations of our land, so treacherous,
sin-blinded and cruel. How many
hearts saddened already even in be
loved America, by the King-heads
of that people being educated with
out the love of Christ in their lives.
As we write our thoughts turn to
the words of that beautiful new
national song "God guide our Pres
ident," by Airs. J. M. Lydon. In
Women's Club Magazine Dr. Fause
sa3*s: ' Discipline must come from
the inside rather than the outside."
He also asserts, which I agree is
very reasonable, that "every social
i and economic question is essentially
a child-problem." When we look
around about us, especially is it
true in rural districts, we find splen
did material growing, but how!
I needing just what other school fa
cilities can help to overoome. Be
lieving character is formed by repe
tition, and that traits of character
can be overcome by environments
and suggestions, can .we as chris
tians feel there is no work for us?
We realize from experience, that to
undertake to raise the standard of
righteousness in a community is no
small achievement, when we feel
the nothingness of our feeble ef
forts, we then take courage in th:.-.
passage of ?Scripture, 'Let us not be
come . weary in well doing for in
due season we will reap if we faint j
not," and almost unaware we Hud1
ourselves enwrapped in thoughts sud
plans for new endeavors.
Our V. W. A. girls were greatly
disappointed not attending Parks- j
ville Rally. We commend our
young president, Miss Deadis Dow
i endeavoring to convey so many of
I tlx* giris to the meeting. That spirit
j helps a leader to success. Having j
! been associated with the girls, since
I their leader, .Mrs. G. M. Ramsey;
j (nee) Wates left, wo note with ap
preciation, the willingness and cour-j
age they display in their Y W. A. 1
work and are encouraged in future
anticipation. Some feel moved to!
: till in the vacant Sunday in Red
Oak Grove Sunday school at Flat j
Rock. A ?lumber of the children j
in this section not attending Sun
day school at all being days who
can walk to the school-house. We
feel that they should spend part of
at least one Sunday in Sunday j
We i egret to note the continued
bad health of our beloved friends
I Mrs. Sallie Bunch and Mn1. The-'
resa Adams. We know something j
ol' their enfluence awl worth andi
trust they may soon ?lj their for-j
I mer places iu the home AC-J com-j
mu ni ty.
Mrs. Mamie Bussey leaves in a
few days for Darlington uounty on
a vi>it to her son, Kev, 1*. li. Bus
Mr. T. W. Lamb from- Bruns
wick, Ga., is on a business trip.
Miss Pearl Bailey one of liie
pretty daughters of Mr. Pickens
Bailey was guest of Bertha
Parkman last Saturday.
Carried to Penitentiary.
Wednesday afternoon o? last week a
negro. Ellis Jonathan, attempted an
I assault upon a white woman in her
home in the town of Edgefield; Dr. A.
R. Nicholson heard the cry of distress
and ran to the rescue of the woman,
observing the negro man running from
the house as ha entered. Dr. Nichol
son leaped in his automobile and with
the assistance of a negro man captured
the negro before he had gone very far.
On his way to the jail with the negro,
Dr. Nicholson stopped at the house
which the negro had entered and he
was identified. The negro was lodged
in jail and, realizing that the situation
was grave. Deputy Sheriff D. D. Brun
son, in the absence of Sheriff Swearin
gen, secured an automobile carried the
negro to the penitentiary in Columbia
for safe keeping.
There have been some additional
campaign meetings provided for
Edgefield County, and the dates of
some of the meetings have been
changed by request. Following is
ja list of the campaign meetings as
at present fixed:
1st. At Johnston, on Saturdaj',
2nd. At J. J. GnfnV, on Friday,
3rd. At Colliers on Wednesday,
4th. At Meeting Street on Thurs
day, August 3rd.
5th. At Red Hill on Saturday,
6th. At Ropers ?? Saturday,
7th. At Trenton on Saturday,
Hardy's Weekly Happenings.
j We had a fine little rain Sunday
afternoon, and ju9t a half mile
above us was barely a sprinkle.
Friday afternoon we had a con
siderable blow and very little rain,
but in Augusta the wind and rain
was fierce, and we saw the effects of
it when in Augusta Saturday.
There were a great many trees
broken off, and out in the streets to
be carried off. The rain and wind
also extended up as high as Foxes
creek. There was hail also with
the wind and rain. Hope we may
continue to be slighted by the hail.
The Woman's Missionary Society
met Thursday afternoon at Mrs.
Julia Townes'. We had quite a
good number, though a greater num
ber of absentees. Our president,
Airs. T. J. Briggs, was absent on
account of chills. So was our sec
retary. Miss Georgia Reese, We
were sorry to hear of their illness.
Our vice-president, Mrs. Francis
Townes, conducted the meeting,
and carried out the programme,
which was fine.
Song, "The Cross of Christ,".408.
Bible Study, "The Cross.
Prayer, by Mrs. Francis Townes.
Song, "The King's Business,"
FOREIGN MISSION BANQUET.
"Ambassador from China," Miss
"Africa," ?Mrs. Gladys McClain.
".Mexico," Miss Adele McKie.
"Argentina," Mary Townes.
"Japan," Airs. Myrna Cato.
"india," Mrs. trances Townes.
'Representative from America,"
Mrs. Ne i lie Briggs.
Model Member Contest. Busi
ness. Roll call and collection.
All wore costumes, which were
Mrs. Townes served a salad and
ice course of refreshments, which
was very much enjoyed that hot af
ternoon. We all enjoyed Mrs.
Townes' and Miss Mary's hearty
hospitality, and hope to meet with
them airain. Our next meeting will
be at Mrs. T. J. Briggs'. Hope she
may be well before then. That
will come on the day that lias been
appointed for the Meriwether agri
cultural club's annual picnic, July
20. I hope we may have as full at
tendance as th<?y will have at the
picnic. This being election-there
i will be a goodly number out to that
Mrs. Julia Townes left Monday
for a visit to her sister, Mrs. An
derson of Greenwood. M rs. Towma
will spend two weeks very delight
fully, seeing many others of hi i'rcl
jatives while there. After she re
jturns Miss Mary Tomes will take
ja trip of several weeks at Tybee,
j where, doubtless, she will enjoy the
baths and mosquitoes. Mind, Miss
Mary, don't bring hack any sea
shore malaria from those mosqui
toes to mix with the Stevens' creek
malaria, lor that would be terribly
j poisonous sure enough,
j Mr. and .Mrs. E. J. Barker have
j been having a house party of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Hunch and two lit
tle Owen grand-children, Mr. Ed
Bunch of Clark's llili: also, Dr.
George Bunch, Mr. and Mrs. George
Townes and biby. Number of Mr.
John Bunch's relatives visited him;
; also friends, whom be was glad to see
again. We hope this trip may be
very beneficial whim he gets home
and rests from the travel. He and
wife and grand-children left Tues
day afternoon to spend the night
: with Mr. George Swcaringen, and
; on to Columbia Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Jr.,
! Misses Mary Talbert, Sunie Talbert
and Mildred Scott, Masters Jud
Scott and George Spires, went to
Charleston and Sullivan's Island on
Mr. McKie Scott and two daugh
ters came up from North Augusta
and attended services at Dothan
. Methodist church last Sunday.
Mr. Martin Medlonk and Mrs.
I Francis Townes went to North Au
gusta Sunday to attend services.
Students who wish to mBke up
work to prepare for College to see me
at once. If a sufficient number apply
a class will be formed.
T. J. Lyon.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER.
I respectfully announce that I am a
candidate for county commissioner of
Edgefield county and will abide the re
sult of the primary election.
WALTER L. HOLMES.
FOR SALE: A seven-eighths
Jersey milch cow, calf one month
old. A very line cow. Apply at
The Advertiser office.
WANTED: To buy your rem ants
of cotton seed at 50 cents per
bushel, immediate deliver}. R. M.
Winn, Plum Branch, S. C.
8th. At Edgefidd on Saturday,
B. E. NICHOLSON,
. no a\J JL ....
When you give a Wedding Present you should
give a gift that will keep its beauty undimmed as
the years go by.
WE ARE PREPARED
to furnish you just such gifts at this store, and at
prices that will please you.
LOT OF Y/EDDING PRESENTS
re have just received I a special
ment of Sterling Silver and Cut
Come in and loo'i our stock over.
3?e will be glad to show }'ou.
"Satisfaction Absolutely Guaranteed"
Scholarship and Entrance Ex
The University of South Carolina
offers a Teacher's Scholarship to
one young man from each county.
The scholarship is worth $100.00 in
money and exemption from all fees,
amounting to ?158.00.
The examination will be held at
I the county seat Friday. July the
,14th, 1916. General entrance ex
aminations will be held at the same
time for all students.
The Univeisity offers great ad
vantages. Varied courses of study
in science, history, law and busi
ness. Write at once tor an appli
cation blank to
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S. C.
The Summer School for Colored
teachers of Edgefield County will open
July 17th, All teachers are required
to be present on day of opening as the
County Board of Education will be
present at that tim".
A. W. Nicholson, Pres.
M. J. Strother, Sec.
J. A. Simkins.
June 24, 1916.
FOR SALE: Five milch cows
fresh to pail. Geo. W. Adams.
Product of Experience"
I desire to notify the people that I
am agent for Chevrolet Automobiles,
the cheapest (quality considered) and
most economically operated cars on the
market. If von are interested in
buying a car. drop me a card and I
will have my demonstrator call on yon.
These cars are manufactured com
plete from the best material in their
own factory, which is among the larg
est in the world. They are built for
comfort and durability. Ask a Chev
rolet owner and he can tell you what
C. C. ?KB0KNE.
I Parkville, 8. C.
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