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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21,1916
Meeting of W. C. T. U. Special
Feature of Prayer Service
The meeting- for July of the W.
C. T. U. was held on Friday after
noon with Mrs- J. L. Smith and the
very inclement weather prevented a
full attendance but with the few
present a good meeting was had.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Christian Citizenship," the meet
ing being led by Mrs. Mattie Den
ny and was opened with the singing
of "America". A communication was
read from the state president, Mrs.
Joseph Sprott, stating that a call
had come from the national super
intendent of work among the sol
diers and sailors to provide delica
cies for the sick among these. The
W. C. T. IL wants : the boys and
the nation to know that it is inter
ested in the nation's defenders and
this can be well demonstrated by
each union doing a little. So it was
a great pleasure to tnis union to
make a contribution. A report of
the visit to the County Home for
Jennie Casseday's birthday was giv
en by Miss Zena Payne. After the
discussion of business matters the
subject was discussed and Mrs. J.
L. Smith made a feeling prayer for
the campaign that is on, and for
our soldier boys. A selection, "Zeal
never more-needed than now" was
read by Mrs. Alonzo Horne; "His
first note" Mrs. OlinEidson; "Citi
zens in the making," Mrs. J. L.
Smith. After a few earnest words
from the president, Mrs. Denny, the
meeting closed with the Aaronic
Rev and Mrs. M. L. Kester and
little Paulino are in Salisbury, N.
C., visiting the parents of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Yonce and
son are at home from a visit to
Mr. W. M. Lohr of Georgetown
was the guest of friends here last
".. . week.
%zF5zMi?zi&* 'J.. r..'oUc-j -v.." Miss
Elise Mobley have returned from a
visit to Newberry.
The prayer meeting of last Wed
nesday evening was unusually in
teresting, the pastor on Sunday pre
vious having asked all who would
to come prepared to give their fa
vorite character, one from the old
and one from the new testament, in
a sentence, telling why. The ll th
chapter of Hebrews was read and
after Rev. Brooke had made a short
talk on the characters of the Bible,
the favorite characters were given
some preferring to write their
choice on a slip of paper which Mr.
Brooke read. Each choice was writ
ten down and at the close all read
out showing which were the general
Dr. and Mrs. Horace Wright of
Georgetown are here spending
awhile with relatives, the latter con
valescing from an attack of appen
The Royal Ambassadors of the
Baptist church who have for their
leaders Mesdames P. C. Stevens and
S. J. Watson planned a picnic for
last Friday, this to be at YTonce's
pond, bu? the day proved a very
rainy one and although the outing
was held, very few of the pleasures
arranged could be enjoyed. The
rain did not dampen the spirits of
some and they strolled about the
woods and enjoyed the waters of
the large pond. The rain had no
effect upon the picnic hour and the
old mill was a very festive scene for
awhile and a feast of good things
was enjoyed. The wind and heavy
rain forced all to return at an early
Mrs. Fulton and little son of
Danville, Va., are guests in the
home of Rev. W. S. Brooke.
Miss Nellie Vera Bailey of Co
lumbia is the guest of reiatives.
Mrs. Albert Lott has returned
from a visit to her niece in south
Georgia. She has many interesting
accounts of this delightful visit.
Miss Maggie McLean is visiting
Mrs. C. D. Kenny.
s Through the seven circles of the
Baptist missionary society a box of
many needed articles bas beeu sent
to Seivern school. There were cur
tains for two rooms, table cloths
and other linen and much that was
needed for the kitchen. The box
was valued at about $30.
Miss Sallie Dozier was hostess for
a most delightful party on last
News Items from Clark's Hill.
Last week was quite a busy week
with us. About three hundred crates
of peaches were shipped. Last car
for this season left Meriwether Fri
day night; remainder of crop will
go by express. One hundred and
seventy five crates were loaded this
morning. It certainly is a rush
about eleven o'clock around each of
the stations, from three to eight
wagons coming in. Some have a
dozen crates, some fifty or more,
marked for all parts of the country.
You should see the express agents
making out bills. No one attempts
to read them; cannot do so them
selves. Most of the peach boys re
lumed to their bornes Saturday.
L. M. Muldrow spent the week
end with homefolks. He returned
to Augusta this morning to take up
his warehouse duties.
Claude Kreps of Augusta spent
the week-end at Melrose with Mr.
and Mrs. VV. M. Rowland and the
Robert Adams and Moore Brad
ley spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Mr.' and Mrs. G. A. Adams
at Colliers. They went to Sunday
school in the afternoon. We think
they left part of their hearts, as
they want to go back again this
week. We are glad to see them
have a good time.
Blant Smith went to McCormick
Saturday to stand the entrance ex
amination for Clemson college.
Miss Annie Mae McKie comes
home this week. We are criad to
have her with us for the summer.
Mr. Clifford Dorn was in town
Saturday, and we were glad to see
him looking so well. He says that
he is getting on nicely in Augusta.
Miss Helen Dorn is visiting Mrs.
J. P. Nixon, her aunt.
Miss Nell McClendon of Harlem,
Ga., is visiting Mis? l ula McKie.
Miss Emma Witherspoon, of,
Mooresville, N. C., came this morn
ing to be the guest of Miss Minnie
McKie. She is one of Miss Min
nie's Due West school friends. We
welcome all these pretty girls, and
are glad to have them, but it is hard
to kfife'p our .,oys .packing p?Wl??e
while so many girls are driving bv,
but they say peaches will only last
a few days longer and then we will
ride with them
Mrs. D. W. Sharpton and Mrs.
T. B. Sharpton aie off on a visit to
friends in Greenwood. From there
tivy will visit relatives in Due West
Our annual meeting begins Sun
day. Our pastor, Geo. T. Asbill,
will have with him Dr. Williams of
Ninety Six. We hope all that can
will come out Sunday and all the
week. We promise you something
Our Sunday school will have a
delegation at the convention at
Parksville this week. We hope all
the schools will come and let us
have a good meeting.
Annual Farmers' Institnte at
The Cleora farmers club will have
their annual barbecue and picnic
on Thursday, August 10. Promi
nent speakers will be on hand to
address the crowd on topics of in
terest to the farmers. Everybody
are especially invited to come and
have a good time and hear some
thing that will be interesting to all.
Dinner will be fifty cents for men
and boys over fourteen years of
age, women and children free.
C. M. Williams,
For Com. on arrangements.
Thursday evening, the honorees be
ing Miss Ruth Harris of Derring,
Ga., and Miss Nellie V. Bailey of
Columbia. The time was happily
spent with progressive games, mu
sic and conversation and everything
passed brightly and merrily. Dur
ing the latter part of the time the
hostess served delicious ice cream
Miss Bessie'Ford Turner return
ed on Friday from a visit to Miss
Ethel Cullum at Batesburg and was
accompanied home by the latter
and Miss Anna Belle Whitten.
Messrs. Fred L. Parker, Jr., and
Eustace Prescott went to Spring
field this week making a car trip.
Dr. W. S. Stokes and Misses An
nie Stokes and Virgie Courtney
have gone to Blackville the latter
two for a visit to friends and rela
Graduated and Ordained to
Deaconate. Missionary So-,
ciety Met. Many Visi
tors Come and Go.
Mr. Herbert B. Satcber is spend-:
ino- the month of July at home af
ter haying completed a full cours?
in theology at the Philadelphia Bi;
vinity school, receiving the degree
of bachelor of divinity. He wei
ordained to the deaconate by th.3
Bishop of Jersey June 24, and to
that diocese he will return to tat.)
charge to two churches, one rt
Sewarren and the other at Cartaret.
It was a privilege and a treat pleas
ure to hear this young servant of
God in his own home church ov>
Sunday afternoon last, and we, who
haye watched him with particule?
interest from his early boyhood
days, listened to his beautiful ?Li
m?n with emotions of pride and do
light; and judging from this s??
vice-the manner in which he con
ducted it-his chaste and eloquent
flow of language-we feel sure that
a very bright future is in store fer
The Baptist missionary society
had its monthly meeting with Mr?
Rudolph Swearingen on Thursday
afternoon last, and after the regulu?
program had been rendered and ti
delightful refreshments enjoy
shower for the Baptist hospitals SJ?
Columbia was displayed. This co'
sisted of sheets, towels, pillow ca?el
lunch cloths, and spoke volumes'?0$
the work this wide-awake society--it
Miss Maude Moore from Laucas-;
ter is a welcomed visitor in '-?fjtfe
midst, the guest of Mrs. Walter
Wise and Mrs. H. W. Scott. ??B
ing her visit several beautiful par
ties and dinings have been given
Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Morrall iud'j
Mr. Gadsden Morrall left home on
Monday for a two weeks' \fisit
among the mountains of North Cal
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Jr ?
are excepted .home, on Saturdays
ter their honey money so-j o urn a1 '
Miss Susie Wise from Augusta
is the attractive house-guest of Mrs.
Susie Miller. Other guests at this
hospitable home are Mrs. Wallace
Miller, Mrs. S. W. Miller and Miss
Sallie Mae Miller from Ropers
Misses Maude and Dorothy Bet
tis, Miss Emma Bouknight, Miss
Maude Moore and the Messrs.
Bouknight went to Aiken on Tues
day evening for moon-light picnic
at the Country Club. They were
guests of Miss Elberta Bland.
Mrs. J. H. Courtney is entertain
ing a delightful house party this
week, the guests being Mr. and Mrs.
John Courtney from Atlanta, Mrs.
Salan from Beaumont, Texas, Mrs.
Gatlin and her children from Rae
ford, N. C.
Miss Beatrice Stevens was the
j guest of Mrs. Dorian Swearingen
Miss Marjorie Ryan gave a de
lightful picnic at Salter's pond on
Wednesday complimentary to her
lovely visitor, Miss Lucy Kyle from
Mrs. F. P. Bryan entertained two
tables of bridge on Saturday after
noon, serving an elegant salad course
ana tea at the conclusion of .the
Miss Nannie Jordon has returned
to her home in Winnsboro after a
visit to Mrs. A. B. Miller.
Miss Julia Moss Wise was hostesB
for the "Rose Bud" embroidery
club on Tuesday afternoon, and af
ternoon, and after two hours of dil
igent work the hostess served a
tempting salad course.
Miss Helen Clarke is visiting
friends ic Greenville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Wolfe from
Orangeburg are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Bettis.
Miss Martha Harrison is having a
lovely visit to Miss Jessie Mars at
Tignall, Ga. |
Mr. John Durisoe and his daugh
ters from Washington, D. C., are
visiting Mrs. Julia Holland.
FOR SALE: A seven-eighths
Jersey milch cow, calf one month
old. A very .fine cow. . Apply at
The Advertiser office.
The Best Hot Weather Tonic
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blood, builds up the whole system and will won
derfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand
the depressing effect of the hot summer. 50c.
"UNCLE IV" AGAIN
Will Hear Rev. G. W. Bussey
Preach One Week. Inter
esting Letter From Mr.
H. H. Scott.
Dear Advertiser: If I should
make a lot of mistakes in thia, just
say well, old "Uncle Iv" has some
thing on his mind a little different
from the usual state, and so I have.
A card received from Rev. G. W.
Bussey saying he is to preach for
us the week following the 4th Sun
day in this month. Yes, God will-1
ing, I will be permitted once more |
to be with him in a week's meeting.
It seems most too good to be true,
and next week will be a long week
It is still raining-only one day
and a half to plow this week- A
heavy rain last night and ground
boggy. Lots of old cotton dyinj
with wilt or black root.
. Julian, I send you another letter j
from H. H. Scott and have replied.
Now some may think that the inci-j
ident of no importance (and they)
may not be) but these incidents will
never be in history and the people
pf this day will never know of
them unless told by the old soldier.
? Harle m, Ga.
Mr. Scott's Letter.
Dear Uncle Iv and Comrade: I
have just finished reading your
piece in The Advertiser about the
$me the Yankees tried to get the
best of me. But they didn't do it.
? mean the time they shot at me.
from the house. Well, I will say
to you I took supper with 4 Yankee
?cavalrymen one night at a farm
house in North Carolina. I rude up j
to the house by myself after dark
and found 4 horses hitched at the
fence. I saw that, they were eating
supper and I decided to go in and
take supper with them. I laid my
double-barrel 6hot gun down where
I hitched mj horse. I went into tbs
house with, the determination if
tbf>y tackled me to fight it to a
mush. A'iien ? went it? ?> iola thernv
"Boys I am just in time. I will take
supper with you." The old citizen
who was waiting on the table said
to me "Take a seat at the table." I
asked him if he had anything to
drink and he said, "Yes, come up
to the sideboards. Here is some
corn whiskey and apple jack." I
took a good pull and sat down to
supper. He had a cold boiled ham
on tho table and you know" that a
Johnnie Reb likes ham. The Yan
kees asked me what command I be
longed to. I told them that \I was
one of Kilpatrick's scouts and only
stopped to get a little infrmation
about a road running parallel with j
the one I was on. (I had .inst left it)
but got what information that I
wanted from the citizen. I asked
him if any rebels was on that road.
He said that he didn't know. I told
him I will go and see. There were
t~o beds in the room and I asked
him to put a pallet down on the
floor as I would/ come back and
spend the night. He said that he
would do so and I told the Yankees
to put the candle and matches on
the mantlepieoe where I could find
them and I got a canteen full of
apple brandy from him and left. I
did not do like Sam Roper, hunt up
Dr. Taylor to cure me. I went back
about two miles where I had left
about 8 of my comrades and told
them what I had done and give
them all a smile and my canteen.
We proposed to go back and get
them when we got to where I left
the Yankees. I told them to get
down and hitch their horses and
wait until I light the candle and
then come in. Thc Yankees had
gone to bed. After I had lit the
candle I told the Yankees to get up
and put your clothes on as you were
prisoners. They looked at me and
said you are the man that took snp
per with us. Yon told us that you
was Kilpatrick's scout. Yes I said
but I am Wade Hampton's scout
now. We carried in to Gen Hamp
ton at that time 75 horses on that
trip. And in conclusion will say I
have addressed you as a comrade. I
don't call all ex-conrederates com:
rades. I call a man a comrade that
did his duty as he saw it We had
men in company I and when our or
derly sergeants would call on them
for duty they would call out I am
sick. My horses back is sore aDd I
have often said such fellows was
born without shoes on and would
Entertained' Friday Evening.
In spite of the rain Friday even
ing a large number of young peo
ple, there being about 200 invited,
gathered at the home of Miss Flor
ence Mims who entertained in hon
or of her guests, Miss Gladys Bell
of Aiken and Mies Elizabeth Roper
of North Augusta. The parlor, li
brary and hall were decorated in
pink and green, the electroliers be
ing covered with pink crepe paper.
In addition to the electric lights
Japanese lanterns .were hung be
tween the columns of the front pi
azza,, where punch was served on
the northern end by Misses Marie
Rolston and Kate Mims and on the
southern end by Misses Norma
Shannonhouse and Eleanor Kinard.
As the guests arrived they were re
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mims
and were directed by Mrs. P. M.
Feltham and Miss Sadie Mims into
the parlor where in the receiving
line stood ihe guests of honor and
Misses Evelyn Broadwater, Lena
Lanham, Minnie Lanham, Mary
Jones, Florence Peak, Florence
Mims, all of whom were Coker
Soon after all of the guests ar
rived cards and pencils were dis
tributed by Lois Dobson aad Elea
nor Miras for progressive conversa
tion. For nearly two hours this
proved to be very pleasant diver
sion, partners being changed at the
expiration of each period of five
minutes. Electric lights were ar
ranged about the spacious lawn and
it was originally planned by the
hostess to have those who engaged
in the progressive conversation
pass the time promenading upon the
lawn and about the grove but the
continuous falling of rain precluded
the possibility of this feature.
The hostess served ice cream and
cake to her guests.
Trenton, July 15.-The marriage
of Miss Annie Timmerman and J.
D. Mathis, Jr., was solemnized at
the home of the bride's father Wed
nesday evening at V o'clock. A.t
6:30.o'clock the guests began to.ar
Morrall. Misses Sue Timmerman
and Pauline Timmerman served
punch from a1 lovely nook on the
piazza. The guests were then
shown into the hall where the pres
ents were displayed. At 7 o'clock
the bride entered the parlor with
her sister, Miss Sadie Timmerman,
followed by the groom with his
best man, P. B. Wise, and stood in
front of an exqisite altar erected in
the bay window. The eeremy was
then performed by the Rev. Mr.
Shannonhouse of Edgefield. Short
ly after receiving congratulations
the happy pair left in an automobile
Miss Timmerman wore a coat
suit of green with accessories to
match and carried bride roses.
Miss Sadie Timmerman wore a
white lace gown and carried pink'
carnations. After the bride and
groom vere off the guests were
invited into the dining room, dec
orated in pink and white where
pink and white cream and cake were
Better Things in Charleston.
It depends on the viewpont as to
what is good or bad; but everybody
in Charleston who wants a clean and
sober city says that there has been
a wonderful improvement down
there within the last 18 months.
Among the achievements may be
The confiscation of a ship with
its cargo of contraband.
The bankrupting of a brewery.
The cloning of gambling dens and
liquor shops by^the hundreds. .
The collection of Si,925 in fines
from blind tigers at a sessions
court-enough to pay the entire ex
penses of the court and over, and
this in a city where 18 months ago
grand juries refused to find true
bills in blind tiger cases no matter
what the evidence was.
Charleston has been made a better
city for men, women and children
to live in. Isn't that worth while?
die with them off. I hope you and
yours are well and you need not
be surprised to see me at Harlem at
some future day. In the near future.
God bi?ss yo?i.
Hugh H. Scott, Sr.
Morgana, S. C.
RED OAK GROVE.
Crops Injured by Heavy Rains.
Protracted Meeting at Red
Oak Oak Grove. King's
We are told in ancient history of
of the season, called the "summer
less summer," occurring a period of
every one hundred years. Snrely
this must be the "summerless sum
mer." The seasons the entire year
j have been very peculiar indeed. We
think that universally those satae
seasons have prevailed.
Several of our neighbors sustain
ed almost total loss of corn crop
from the over-flow of small creeks
and branches. Among the losers
are: Messrs. Charley ParkmaD,
George Bussey, Willie Dow, J. J.
and Billy Doolittle.
There are some fine potato
patches and gardens, also few nice
melons. Mr. Monroe Prescott hav
ing quite a lot for market.
Mrs. George Dorn of Clark's Hill
was the guest of Mrs. George Bus
sey this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Blackwell
j of Augusta spent last week with
j Mr. Luther Timmerman.
Miss Ruth Timmerman is on a
visit to friends in Aiken and
We are delighted that Mr. Al
bert Quarles bas fully recovered
from impaired health and has re
turned to his home near Red Hill
from Columbia. " His father, who
has been under treatment at Univer
sity Hospital in Augusta, has also
recovered sufficiently to come home.
We were greatly impressed with
the cheerfulness, and submission of
Mrs. Quarles, believing her pleasant
and cheerful face a benediction in
Mr. T. W. Lamb will return from.
Brunswick, Ga., about 22nd, where
he has been on a business trip.
Mrs. Walter McDonald and three
bright little children from Jackson
ville Fla., are on a visit to the home
of Mr. T. W. Lamb, Mr. McDonald
will join his family later.
Protracted, meeting follows the,
The ladies are beginning to fatten
Our good friend, Mr. Joe Bussey
sent us one of his best, or the best
ice cream water-melons in his patch. .
He always saves plenty of seed, cali
on him for the seed.
We enjoyed a very plasant trip
to Augusta last week. We learned
to like the city, having lived there
quite a good while, and enjoy meet
ing those we know and love in her
borders. We were greatly impress
ed with the work of the King's
Daughters, superintended by Mrs?
Perry at the union-shed. We say
Gcd-speed to the institutions and
organizations for the good of our
fellow-man. May the influence of
such deeds be the means of saving
many men and women from a life
of ruin and shame. ' """"^C
Miss R?sela Parker entertained
in honor of Miss Reynolds, Miss
Tompkins, Miss Harker and the
Misses Carroll at nine o'clock on
Monday evening. The guests were
received at the door by Miss Bessie
Parker. The guests came down the
receiving line meeting all of the
Popular rag time was the chief
amusement for a time, as it is at all
places. The guests were invited out
to partake of delightful punch
"served by Miss Frances Jones and
Eloise Hart, dressed in Japanese
costume and wesring fans in their
hair. Above the punch bowl was a
large and beautiful Japanese para
sol. Many Japanese lanterns were
swinging gracefully from the edge
of the porch. These served both for
light and decoration
Progressive conversation cards
were soon handed around and the
guests enjoyed this splendid amuse
ments as usual. During the last date,
the fourteenth, delightful peach
cream and fruit cake were served.
"Prisoner, you are accused of
stealing a watch. Is this your first
"Yes, your honor."
"But it seems to me I remember
sentencing you not more than a *
"Yes, your honor, but it wasn't
a watch that time. It was a dia- .
mond pin."-Atlanta Journal.