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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21,1916
Revival Services at Methodist
Church. Misses Bean En
tertain. New Century
Club at Work.
Protracted Cervices are in progress
this week at the Methodist church
and Rev. Thacker is being assisted
by au eminent divine, the Rev.
Peele. The services will probably
continue two weeks.
Mrs. Charlotte Spearman and
Miss Myrtle Fellars and Messrs
Howell Spearmau and Henry Fel
lars of Newberry have been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner.
The annual meeting of the W.
M. LT., Ridge association, is in
progress this week at Batesburg
and among those in attendance are
Mesdames W. S. Brooke, E. R.
Mobley, J. A. Lott, A. L. Lewis,
P. C. Stevens, P. N. Lott, W. J.
Hatcher, G. G. S Waters, H. W.
Dobey, Misses Sara Norris, Alma
Woodward, Loisa Watson and
On Sunday morning at the Bap
tist church there will be held a rally
and annual business meeting and it
is hoped that every member will be
present. The church roll will be
called. Annual reports of all the
departments of the church will be
had and the convention reports will
also be heard. The service will be
Miss Luelle Norris who is taking
a business course in Columbia spent
the week-end here at her home.
Mrs. J. A. Dozier has returned
from University hospital, Augusta,
Mrs. Smyly Stevens and bright
little boys, William and Alec, of
BeDnettsville visited relatives here
the last of the week. /
Mrs. John Mobley visited at
Edgefield during the p38tweek.
Mr. James Huiet of Trilby, Fla.,
is- here for a visit, his family having
been here for the summer in the
?iorae of his maher, Mrs. M. Al
Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Strother visit
ed in the home of Mr. Luther Ox
ner at Hephzibah, Ga., last week.
Miss Sue Sloan has returned from
Ithica, N. Y., where she has been
for two months taking a special
course in music. It is very interest
ing to listen to her graphic accounts
of the school and her sight-seeing
Misses Isabel and Bessie Bean en
tertained on Friday afternoon with
a very pleasant rook party in honor
of Miss Lotta Morrison, who is
visiting them. There were about
thirty-six present and two hours
were quickly whiled away by the
young people. Previous to the game,
sweet music and conversation occu
pied the time and before the depart
ure refreshing ices and cake were
served. This home is always a hap
py meeting place for these friends,
so of course the time was most en
The high school will begin on
Mrs. Annie Easterlmg and Miss
Lucy Catherine Easterling have
been guests of Dr. and Mrs. F. L. I
Parker. On Sunday afternoon Dr. J
Parker carried them home in his
car and upon arrival Mrs. Easter- J
ling found that burglars had enter
ed her borne in her absence and had
taken many things. The house had
been ransacked in an endeavor to
Misses Elberta Bland, Lizzie
Wright and Maud Sawyer are at
home from a visit to their cousin,
Miss Edith White at Union.
Rev. W. S. Brooke went to
Seivern academy on Tuesday to
make an address at the opening ex
ercises and that evening returned to
Batesburg to preach a missionary
sermon before the body of the W.
M. LT., which was holding the an
nual meeting at that place.
Miss Annie Waters spent; the
week-end at the home of her parents
Miss Hortense Padgett is at home
from a two weeks' visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. Alex. Watson near Meet
The next meeting of the W. C.
T. U., will be on Friday afternoon
September 14, at 5 o'clock with
Mrs. P. B. Waters, Jr.
Mrs. Allen Mobley has been quite
sick for the past three weeks, but is
now much improved.
Mrs. Eula Wright Gleaton and
children have returned to Spring
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
W. M. U. CONVENTION.
Pleasant and Rrofitable Session
Held at Gilgal. Goob Re
ports. Hardy's Next
The W. M. TJ. of Edgefield asso
ciation convened at Gilgal church,
one of the most historic of all Edge
field's places of worship, on the
morning of August 29 at eleven
The morning session was delayed
by the hard rains which discour
aged a great mauy who would have
otherwise attended. All but four
societies, however, were represented,
and the reports were good and the
Miss Alma Williams, president of
the Gilgal society, extended very
gracious and cordial greetings to
all who were present, and made a
splendid and helpful hostess
throughout the sessions.
The secretary, Mrs. Prescott
Lyon, who has served in that capac
ity for a number of years so faith
fully and efficiently, was present at
her post of duty, and strengthened
the courage of the superintendent
uuder the adverse weather condi
When the Edgefield party reach
ed the church, quite a number had
already arrived, notably the Red
?3k Grove and some of the Red
Hill ladies and Mrs. W. S. Middle
ton of Meriwether, wrho had come
over with two cars full of girls to
aid in her mission study demonstra
tion, "Comrades in Service." This
took place tbe first morning, and
the following took part: Misses
Bell, McKie and Rich and J. T.
The societies were all called upon
to make verbal reports of their
year's work, which proved to be a
very interesting part of the morn
Among the visitors recognized
Seivern, principal of Edisto acad
emy, and Mrs. J. R. Fizer of Co
lumbia, corresponding secretary of
the South Carolina W. M. 17.
Rev. P. B. Lanham, pastor of
the Gilgal church, made a most
hospitable address, and made every
one feel that he was in hearty sym
pathy and ready to assist in any way
One of the most inspiring ad
dresses was that made by Rev. Mr.
Cannada on "Christian Education
and Edisto Academy." He asked
the ladies of each society to do
something specific for that purpose,
and suggested that each one pay for
one or more mattresses recently pur
chased for that school. A number
responded to this call.
The dinner hour at a W. M. U.
gathering is one of the most pleas
ant occasions, because here the
friends who have not seen each
other in many months, perhaps, are
re-united under the most delightful
circumstance?. The* place for the
spreading of the lunch at Gilgal is
cool and shady, just under the edge
of the woods, and invites a long
and lingering meal, especially one
so abundantly and hospitably served.
The women of Gilgal and Berea
churches are specially to be com
mended for their faithfulness, as
many of them had to fix baskets for
the woman's meeting, and also for
the revival meeting at Berea. This
conflict was much regretted, the re
vival meeting also being in progress
at Mt. Zion church.
The afternoon session was of un
usual interest, in charge of Mrs.
Mamie Tillman, and many bands
were present to give their reports
and chaim and freshness to the
The children marched in with
banners and took their seats in the
middle aisle. Eleanor Minis of the
Edgetield band welcomed the sun
beams, Eugenia Brimson respond
ing. Honor roll badges were pre
sented to the Edgetield and Bethany
societies, and the Sunbeam banner
to society first reaching the appor
tionment, was won by Red Hill
Sunbeams, Bethany Sunbeams hav
ing met theirs the following week.
A very interesting feature ot the
program was a silver medal declama
tion contest and one in song entered
by the various sunbeam children
throughout the association.
The winners of the respective
bil ver medals were Boat Strom of
Complete Eleetion Returns
By nine o'clock of the night of the first primary The Ad
vertiser received complete returns from every box in the
county, and we have completed arrangements for receiving
complete returns next Tuesday, xis it will not take long to
count the votes in the second election, complete returns will
be received early from every box in the county.
The Advertiser will also receive telegrams from The State
ffivins the result of the election all over South Carolina.
Rehoboth Sunbeams, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Strom, who was
awarded the declamation medal, and
Joe Major Lyon of the Bethany
Sunbeams for flinging beautifully,
"He is so Precious to Me." All
the contestants were sifted, and the
audience was delighted to see what
the promise of the future is for our
boys and girls, and in another year
two more will have to be winners,
as those who won this year cannot
contest again for a silver medal, but
are in line of promotion for a gold
The closing feature of the pro
gramme was the trip ' Around the
World with Jack and Janet." told
by Mrs. Tillman introducing visi
tors from the countries around the
world which Jack and Janet had
The Young Woman's Auxiliary
programme was in charge of Miss
Emmie Lanham, who has so faith
fully had charge of this department
of work during the past year. Af
ter the societies had made their re
ports and Miss Lanham had distrib
uted apportionment cards and liter
ature for the coming year, Miss
Kellah Fair was called upon to read
the report of the R. A. superinten
dent, Mrs. VV. B. Cogburn, who
was detained and unable to be pres
ent. Mrs. Tillman read at this time
a very interesting lettex-.fxom Mrs. ?
J-*ha L?H 'vhieh-contained ^?Sgpr v^cf^wcot-rJifi.elj.eJroB-,.
ot oiucera, they were caliea up ?ndkf
each one gave some words of good
messages to the women of Edgefield
One of the treats of the associa
tional meeting was the presence of
Mrs. Fizer, who, at this time, gave
a splendid address on the relation
of the W. M. U. to the individual
Baptist woman. This was full of
information and inspiration. She
also made clear the reason for the
Margaret Fund and the Bailey memo
rial, the latter of which was espec
ially appropriate because of the fact
that Dr. Bailey had adopted the
Baptist faith while teaching in the
Gilgal community and was baptized
at Gilgal church.
After a most refreshing: dinner,
the church was filled again to listen
to a debate, "Resolved that there is
more need for State missions than
for work in our homeland." The
affirmative was presented by Mrs.
W. E. Lott and Mrs. A. B. Young.
Mrs. Lott's paper was very convinc
ing and well presented. Mrs.
Youug's was of an unusual nature
for such a subject, all of her argu
ments being quoted from the Bible
to prove that the base of operations
is the circle nearest home.
In lieu of those who couldn't up
hold the negative side, Mrs. W. J.
Gaines and Miss Jennie Pattison
being absent, Mrs. Allie Timmer
man and Mrs. Fizer were called
upon to give that side impromptu.
This was very effectively done, and
the audience was thoroughly con
vinced that both sides were equally
important, and a great deal more
necessary than they had ever
The obituary service was in
charge of Mrs. B. B. Jones, who
read the reports, and as all stood
gave the names of those departed
friends who had left us during the
past 3rear. At the close of the ser
vice "Shall We Gather at the
River" was sung by the congrega
tion, and the meeting adjourned to
convene next year at Hardys church
Tuesday and Wednesday after
the fourth Sunday in August.
F. A. M
Woman's Christian Temperance
Mrs. Ransom Padgett was hos
tess o'a Monday afternoon for the
W. CffT. TJ. meeting when the an
nual ?lection of officers took place.
MMV J. W. Peak opened the
meeting with a devotional service
and vue following officers were
elected for the ensuing year: Presi
dent,,Mrs. J. L. Miine; vice-presi
dent, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford; record
ing s?oretary, Mrs. W. S. Cogburn;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. W.
L. D'Miovant; treasurer, Mrs. W.
The .following superintendents of
departments were chosen: Flower
mission, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs.
N. M. Jones, Mrs. W. L. Duno
vant; Scientific Temperance In
struction, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford;
Medical Temperance, Mrs. W.
S. I Cogburn. Parliamentary
Usage? Mrs. Tillman; Medal
Contents, Mrs. M. P. Wells, who
was also appointed to take charge
of the devotional services for the
year.TMrs. Tillman was made the
Announcement was made of the
coming state convention in Sumter
September 28 to October 1. Sever
al ladies expressed their intention
of attending this convention when
the na.ional president Miss Anna
Gord -_ i will be present.
cheer for the coming year. Mrs,
Padgett distributed model members
directions and urged the lauies to
make out their records for the next
At the conclusion of the business
delightful cream and cake were
served by the kind hostess.
Kind Hospitality Enjoyed.
Mrs. J. L. Mims, Miss Florence
M ims and Miss Kellah Fair wore
entertained during the W. M. U.
meeting at Gilgal in the home of I
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Cheatham
where they were royally received.
The evening meal and the morn
ing repast at this happy home were
enjoyed around a hospitable and
bountiful table, with ham as fine as
they have at Colliers, which is say
ing a great deal, and other things
A scuppernong grape vine was
found here laden with deliciously
flavored frait and a bored well of
mineral water which keeps the fami
ly in continual good health. One of
the ladies asked the name of the
family doctor, fearing that all the
good things enjoyed during the
night and day would necessitate
his presence. The reply was that a
doctor had not been needed by the
family in so long that they did not
have a family doctor. However,
Dr. Pattison was recommended in
case of necessity.
Mr. James Cheatham and Miss
Fannie Lou, the son and daughter,
are the great comfort and joy of
The Board of Trustees have de
cided to postpone the opening of
school until Monday Sept. 18th.
Patrons please note the change.
The opening exercises will take place
in the auditorium of the 8choo^
building. The public are cordially
invited and urged to be present.
T. J. Syou, Supt.
The Association To-day.
If all of the churches in the asso
ciition sent as large delegations as
tte Edgefield Baptist church, the
good people of Steven's Creek did
n)t have dozens of baskets of din
mr left upon the table after the
feasts, as is generally the case with
Steven's Creek hospitality. We re
ifet that very pressing matters pre
vented our attending the associa
ton, as has been our wont for years,
bit we feel confident that the at
ttndanoe has been large. Those
Steven's Creek people are charming
lusts indeed. The association con
vmed yesterday and will adjourn
Tust received a shipment of la
des' ready-to wear dresses in silk
joplin and in satin.
RED OAK GROVE.
Rev. George Bussey Preached.
Meeting of Social Circle.
Attended W. M. U. at
Having enjoyed a feast of good
things for the past two weeks makes
us feel rather inadequate of express
ing our appreciation of so many
On yesterday and Saturday p. m.
also our honored pastor Rev. G.
VV. Bussey preached seemingly with
renewed fervor, bringing to us
words of encouragement so uplift
ing leaving his people to feel they
were not striving in vain. His dis
course yesterday was on "Faith" as
the motive power of our being.
The Red Oak Grove Sunday
school will carry our short but in
teresting program on state-wide
go .to Sunday school day fourth
Sunday inst. We will also endeavor
to enlist new members. We
anticipate grading our school,
should our attendance increase for
we feel sure that is a more success
ful method to adopt.
The social circle meeting was
held with much encouragement at
Mrs. Eva Bussey's. This was our
first meeting. We meet twice month
ly. Next meeting at Mrs Fannie
Grifns Otb insc, 4- o'clock p. m.
A goodly number from our
church attended the W. M. U. at
Gilgal. Was quite enjoyable to be
with the good people at Gilgal and
partake of such a welcome that was
extended us, and with Mrs. J. L.
Mims to make every one feel at
ease and composed in her presence.
The meeting was very helpful and
well attended. The meeting together
with friends is so helpful and re
freshing especially to the represen
tatives of the rural societies. Such a
treat to be in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Hamilton. Mr. Hamil
ton is a son of Joe and Virginia
gressive farmer and stock raiser.
He married Miss Lucy Briggs of
North Augusta, and an ideal home
maker she is. To our mind we were
impressed that reasons for the ex
pression, The hand that rocks the
cradle rulcs?the world" were demon
strated in that home by the little
children kneeling at their mother's
knee in prayer, afterwards a fond
good night to mother and father
being a beautiful illustration. Pros
perity, happiness and righteousness
reigns in that home, planting as its
seed for an encouraging harvest in
We enjoyed also while there the
company of Miss Jennie Briggs.
Mrs. Hamilton's sister, who has
given her service to the noble work
of suffering humanity. She now id
in traiuing at University hospital,
Miss Maud Quattlebaum one of
Greenwood's most lovable girls has
returned home after a visit to her
uncle, Mr. M all ie Clegg.
Miss Theresa Bunch of Norh Au
gust has been the guest of Miss Ma
mie Bussey, being so much admired
and loved for her sweet, modest na
ture which might well be a beacon
light wherever she goes.
Mr. Will Burton and family also
Messrs. Joe and Dewey McCleudon,
Miss Marie Hamilton and brother
from Red Plill attended services at
our church yesterday.
Mrs. Will Parkman and Master .
J. P. returned to their home from ;
Colliers accompanied by Mrs. James
It is a real treat to be >n the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Press Park- ?
man. It forcefully brings to mind ]
hospitality combined, in the homes
of those of sacred memory. Mr. ,
Parkman's tables being facsimile of ,
his father's, Mr. Bill Parkman. His ,
untiring little wife, Deedie, walking ,
in the footsteps of her beloved
mother, Mrs. Martha Dorn,who un
selfishly lived for her household and
those around her.
Our farmers are all busy cotton
picking, harvesting, preparatory for
grain sowing and so it goes, for the .
farmers everywhere. ,
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Candidates' Very Active. Mrs.
H. E. Bunch's? elightful
House Party. Many Visi
tors Come and Go.
The attendance at Sunday school
yesterday was small ' but we had a
good lesson. The young men's
class made a brave start. We are
going to seud out some good men
from this class. William Sharpton
was the first to enrol! in this class.
He is a good scholar and enjoys the
Gardens are almost cleaned up,
so the housewives are having some
trouble as to what they will give
the hungry men, when they come
in for dinner. Ob, thanks for the
cow peas and sweet potatoes. They
are plentiful and we are enjoving
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Adams and
their family leave to-morrow for
Atlanta to be present at the mar
riage of their son Eugene to Miss
Rhodes. Mrs. Eugenia Middleton
who will be the grand dame of
honor at the marriage will go with
the party. There are others who
will go from Augusta. Friend H.
A. says it is most too much for
him-a son getting married, build
ing a house and a railroad strike.
Fie hopes fora quiet rest when it is
Mr. J. P. Nixon carried little
John to the hospital last week for
an operation. Ile is getting on nice
ly. We hope he will soon return
home. The secretary missed John
at Sunday school yesterday. He is
always present unless kept away by
sickness and answers to his name
with a verse of scripture.
My the candidates we did have
with us last week! They are not
writing any more letters but come
out in the fields to find us. We are
glad to have them call, as they all
seem to be good fellows. Noone':
i'k?1 ktT?ug"'.^^ r. Vv>.
are glad to see that feeling among
them. None of them use horse and
buggy any more but all come in
autos. Even our magistrates, both
of them motored down to see us last
Mrs. H. E. Bunch, the most
charming hostess iu Clark's Hill,
entertained at a little house party
Mrs. Nina Carter of Southwest
Georgia, Miss Helen Pratt of Due
West and a few other friends. We
were invited to be with these charm
ing women. No one^. ever asks if
you had a good time when enter
tained in this horne. They ask
could you take it all m and how
did you manage to get away? On
account of the railroad scare Mrs.
Carter and Miss Pratt had to re
turn home earlier than they ex
pected. Mrs. Carter is a grand
mother but is frequently taken for
her daughter's oldest sister. Her
hands and face are as soft and ten
der as a baby's and her feet and
ankles are the envy of all the girls.
?Some one asked her if she ever did
anything, and she replied: "Why
yes I get up before day and get
breakfast for my boys, help to clean
up the house and do most of my
ironing." When she dresses in the
afternoon she is prettier than any
girl she has. Mrs. Carter and Mrs.
Pratt are half-sisters of Mrs. J. 0.
Mrs. Jessie Crafton and son are
on a visit to Mrs. S. T. Adams.
She will go to the Fork to-day and
look over her place and see about
the renters. ,
Mr. Harnes of Georgetown came
np Friday and took Mrs. Barnes
borne with him.
Miss Annie Mae McKie left Sat
irday for her school which opens
this morning. In a short while
most of our boys and girls will be
?oue until the holidays.
Frank Adams who has been with
as for Ta month, working on the
new Adams residence, spent the
week-end with his parents at Col
Mr. H. A. Adams spent Sunday
at Colliers with his brother, Mr.
George A. Adams. He was glad to
meet in the home his brt-her Jim
from Plum Branch, Capt. Tom
Getzen of Florida, Mrs. Fannie
Mathis of Statesboro, Ga., and S.
B. Cartledge and family of Bates
burg. It was almost like a family
re-union to meet with these good