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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1916
Baptist Church Holds Annual
Business Meeting. W. M. U.
Met. Death of Mrs. Bet
' The annual business meeting of
itoe Baptist church was held on Sun
day morning and was one of unusual
interest. There are 355 on the
church roll and as far as possible
all were present. After' the roll call
the church covenant was read. The
reports of the board of deacons, fi
nance committee, ushers, Sunday
school, music committee, W. M. S.,
Y. W. A., G. A., R. A., and Sun
beams were given. In the Sunday
school there are 393 on roll with an
average of 241, the gifts for the
year being $536.40. The aim for the
coming year is "A larger and better
school for Christ." A tribute was
paid to the late William D. Turner,
who with the pastor. Rev. Mr.
Hundley, laid the foundation of the
school. It was through him that the
. Sunday school was set going. The
woman's mission society 79 in num
ber,gave ?607.05 much over their ap
por:ionment and is a report to be
proud of. The.Y. W. A., 9 in num
ber, gave ?23; the G. A., 7 in num
ber, gave ?15; R. A" 16 in number,
gave ?49. The Sunbeams, 2S in num
ber, gave 881.27 about ?2S over ap
portionment. They have done a
wonderful work this year.
The annual letter of the church
to the association at Red Bank, 12th
13th, was read, the church having
contributed to specified objects
?2,624,86. This amount added to
that of the above mentioned organi
zations makes the gifts reach ?3,
89S.9S. The Rev. W. S. Brooke's
letter to the church as pastor con
cluded the meeting, this was ap
preciated by all.
Miss Dassie Stevens united with
the Baptist church here on Sunday
morning bringing her letter from
Good Hope. The church is glad to
have this consecrated woman iden
tified with them and she was warm
Miss Ruth Harris of Derring, Ga.,
will attend school here this winter
and will spend the time in the home
of her grandmother, Mrs. P. N.
The annual meeting of the W.
M. U. of the Ridge association was
held with the Batesburg Baptist
. church last Tuesday and Wednes
day with a splendid attendance and
the two days' sessions showed that
a spirit of mutual co-operation had
marked the year's work.
A royal welcome was given the
delegation both in action and speech
but there was really no verbal ex
pressions needed, for it is said that
"welcome always smiles," and as
every face was beaming upon the
visitors they knew they were wel
come. The Batesburg church was
beautiful in its decorations for this
eventful occasion, and Miss Chloe
Nicholson called the meeting to or
der with Miss Leila Attaway at her
post. Miss Attaway has for the past
few months acted as associational
supei intendent as Mrs. Alvin Ether
edge was forced to resign on ac
count of her health. In the union
there are IS churches with 17 so
cieties, this representing 300 mem
bers. The Johnston missionary so
ciety led in gifts something over
?600, and the Johnston Sunbeams
received the banner, being appor
tioned ?50 and giving ?75.27. The
reports on personal service were
sweet and interesting for it showed
that much had been done for the
* Master's sake.
One church stated that they had
done much but did not tell of it,
said God had recorded it. The ap
portionment for the year was ?1,
907, and the union raised ?1,976.80.
The apportionment for 3 917 is
, ?2,018. The acting superintendent
'stated that by every one doing her
part this can be done as "Strength
is through united effort."
After all reports had been heard
a most instructive and interesting
short address was given bv Mrs.
Mamie Tillman on "History of the
progress of the missionary society
in South Carolina."
The music of the session was
lovely and Miss Miriam Norris of
Edgefield gave during the day two
beautiful solos. The afternoon was
. the children's session, Mrs. W. J.
Hatcher presiding. The procession
of the children with banners as they
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Farmers Harvesting Hay. A
Good Sermon at Sweetwa
ter. Dr. Shaw Suffers
From Broken Arm.
Dear Advertiser: Sunday was a
grand day, so delightfully cool to
what we baye had all the week, for
it was surely hot and dry enough
all during the week for curing hay
and opening cotton.
Several farmers were considera
bly worried Saturday when the
clouds began to rise, as tbey bad so
much bay to get up, and that being
"Christmas eve" in Augusta, on
McKinney St., with the negroes,
there were none to be had to help
get it np. But with hard fast
work they succeeded in getting: all
that was cut under shelter. Now
we would like very much to see a
a good season of rain. The cotton
is opening very fast and has been
gathered quite fast, and marketed.
Several'-of the fields we noticed have
very little more to opeu the most of
it having already been picked. Well
it will soon be all out and sold.
Hardy's went to Sweetwater Sun
day and beard a very good sermon
by Rev. Mr. Reynolds. We did not
get there in time for the text or for
baptizing. Dr. Traylor Briggs was
baptized Sunday. We were very
glad to see he was able to be out
and baptized. We thought he was
looking well. Was very glad to
see his mother, Mrs. Ellie Brigg's
out at church for the first time since
Mr. Brigg's death. She is looking
fine and we hope to see her out
often. We also saw Mrs. Georg: i
Hammond, Mrs. Bettie McKie and
Mrs. Fan Smith, among many oth
ers at church.
We were very sorry to bear of
Mr. John Bunch of Columbia, also
Mrs. John Bunch, being so desper
ately ill, and certainly hope to hear
good news of them real soon. Were
?orry to hear Dr. Hugh Shaw is still
suffering so intensely from his bro
ken arm. Also to hear of Miss
Mattie Shaw still having to be in
bed with ber sprained foot. We
hope both of them may soon be re
Mrs. Luta Baynon and Miss Lilla
Bunch visited Mrs. Mead Ham
mond last week. Mrs. J ul ia
Townes and Miss Mary ran in for
a chat with Mrs. Bunch and Mrs.
Baynon Tuesday evening. Miss Ma
ry went to Augusta Wednesday,
also Mrs. Bunch and Miss Lilla.
Miss Lucie McKie returned home,
after a delightful visit of two weeks
in Hendersonville, N. C. She was
very much improved by ber. visit.
Miss Georgia Reese spent several
days wite her sister, Mrs. Tom
McKie. Miss Addilee McKie
returned home with ber. Mr. and
Mrs. Tom McKie spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Luther Reese.
Miss Georgia Reese left Monday to
take charge of a school at Hopkins
Mrs. Frances Townes reached
home Thursday from a trip to Char
leston. She was quite sick while
there, and was too sick to come on
home after reaching North Augus
ta, so staid over with her cousins,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gaines. While
in Charleston she visited Mr. and
Mrs. VV. A. Bunch.
Mrs. W. A. Bunch having just
returned from a visit to her cousin,
Mrs. Huguenin in Philadelphia.
She and Mrs. Huguenin, stopped
over in Wasbington on their return
home. Master Edward Bunch hav
ing won the scholarship to Clemson,
will leave on the 26th for his duties
there for the winter.
Miss Sallie DeLaughter will leave
on the 19th for Winthrop. Master
Pick Adams, and Master Robert
Adams go back to Clemson. Misses
Lena and Nellie DeLaughter and
Master J. P. DeLaughter, Jr., will
go back to North Augusta to school.
Mrs. Lillie DeLaughter will move
back to ber home place in "the cor
ner" in October. Mr. Will Briggs
will move back to his home place
Mrs. George Medlock spent
Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Sal
lie Bunch, and reports Mr. Medlock
as improving very much we are glad
to hear. Mrs. Harry Bunch, spent
Friday with ber home folks. Mrs.
Gregg McCutcheon is at home on a
visit. Mrs. Wyly Wells, and son
went to Augusta Friday. Mr. Geo.
Wright and Mrs. McCarty went to
Mrs. Georgia McKie and Mrs.
Tabulated Vote of Second
Primary, Sept. 12,1916
Edgefield No. 1.
Edgefield No. 2.
GOVERNOR I SUPERVISOR I COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
1081 I 818
Julia Townes attended the W. M.
U. of' the Aiken divisionin North
Augusta on Friday.
Mr. Ed. Fouch? spent Thursday
with Messrs. H. L. and H. G.
Bunch helping them fix up their
machinery, the engine and mower.
He is such a good machinery doc
ter, and so kind, to help those in
distress with things of the kind.
Sorry to hear his wife is so unwell
in Augusta at her father's, Mr.
Wise. Hope she will soon be strong
again and return home.
We hope the "cross roads," or
Ropers people will have a good
night for their entertainment, and a
good paying crowd.
We would be very7 glad to see,a
root-wetting'rain as one is ; gT?a't?y
The people around Ropers seem
to be interested in the new school
building; also a party that will be
given next Friday night, Sept. 15,
for benefit of same. Afterwards a
social hour will be enjoyed and re
freshments served in the grove.
We hope to have a large attend
Mrs. Gregg McCutcbeon of Bish
opville is visiting her parents Mr.
and Mrs. P. B. Lanham.
Mrs. C. McCall and children from
Lincolnton Ga., are here on a visit
to Mrs. McCall's sister, Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Ti m mer m an
3nd little Hartford, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tim
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lanham accom
panied by Misses Emmie and Lila
called at Mr. Luther Reece's Satur
day afternoon to say good-bye to
Miss Georgia Reece who has ac
cepted position as teacher in Ken
tucky for the next term.
The young men of Roper's are
still enthused over base-ball. They
played another game Saturday af
ternoon, but we have been unable
to learn the score.
We are glad to hear Mrs. S. W.
Millerisstill improving. Hope to
have ber with us next Friday night,
also Miss Sallie Mae.
Little Miss Fannie Wells from
Colliers is visiting her aunt Mrs
Mr. Robert Timmerman and his
two children, Nona and John T.,
also his father Mr. T. N. Timmer
man motored over to Augusta last
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Timmer
man attended services at Hom's
Creek Sunday afternoon.
. Mr. Ben Lanham and sisters went
over to Augusta Monday afternoon
to see the ball game between Au
gusta and Columbia.
McCormick Elected Good Men.
It is with peculiar pleasure that
we chronicle the result of the second
primary in McCormick county, for
the people of the "baby" county
had the wisdom tc elect Edgefield
men-men who are altogether de
pendable. Complete returns show
that J. H. Lyon was elected super
visor; F. F. Edmunds, sheriff; J. A.
Talbert, clerk of court; Ii. G. Bell,
judge of probate, and L. S. Ridle
hoover, coroner. Well done, Mc
Southern Will Arrange Special
Washington, D. C., Sept. 10-Ar
rangements have been made by the
Southern Railway to run a special
train carrying dairy farmers and
others interested in the building up
of the dairy interests in the South
to the National Dairy Show to be
held October 12-21 at Springfield,
MasSi, at which the Southern will
have.an extensive exhibit giving a
full presentation of the South as a
dairy section at the present time,
and as a region for the future devel
opment of the dairy industry.
Thje idea of the special train from
the]S?nth to the dairy show, which
is held in the East for the first time
thh'yiear, is to give Southern dairy
farmers an opportunity to see how
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tlio^M-lcetry is conducted- in the |
North, and to widen their outlook
by bringing them in contact with
successful dairy farmers and dairy
workers from all parts of the coun
try, while a general attendance at
the dairy show on the part of South
ern dairymen is expected to do a
great deal to educate the people of
the North as to the advantages of
the South for the industry.
Pullman cars will be started from
central points in each State, and
will be made into a solid train into
New York abd to Springfield. The
special will start probably on Thurs
day, October 12, reaching New
York on Saturday, October 14.
Already nearly a hundred dairy
farmers located from Virginia to
Mississippi have indicated their in
tention to become members of the
party. New England people have
contributed $050,000 for the erec
tion of buildings at the show and
more than one thousand pure blood
dairy cattle of the various breeds
will be on exhibit, besides a com
prehensive collection of the most
approved implements and machinery
used in connection with the dairy
In connection with the trip, ar
rangements are also being made for
stop-overs and side trips to allow
the Southern dairymen who go to
visit the most interesting milk-pro
ducingcenters of the East, including
the pasturizing and distributing
plants at New York, the railroad
warehouses in Jersey City, where
over two million quarts of milk are
shipped daily to New York by spe
cial trains, the Mixter farm, an
hour's ride from Springfield, famous
for the breeding of pure-bred Guern
sey cattle, and Washington, where
the party will visit the United States
Department of Agriculture and the
Bureau of Animal Industry.
Two Additional Buyers.
Edgefield has two more cotton
buyers than it had last week,
which will doubtless lead to more
spirited bidding for the fleecy sta
ple. Mr. S. B. Marsh has arranged
to buy at Edgefield this season and
also bas a representative at Trenton.
The other buyer is Mr. W. P. Saw
yer of Ridge Spring. He is an ex
perienced cotton man and will be a
considerable factor in the Edgefield
We have just received a large
shipment of ladies' coat suits and
will have in our entire line in a few
Very Profitable Session He!
at Stevens Creek Church.
Large Attendance. Good
The Baptist association met wit
the Little Stevens Creek church c
Wednesday September 6. This is
very large church building and tl
good people of this church have pi
iu some great improvements in tl
way of two dressing rooms one o
each side of the pulpit and a ba)
tismal font in rear of the palpi
There was a good crowd on han
and the Meeting Street people ha
made abundant preparation fo
their guests. After a short devotiot
al service the meeting was called t
order by the moderator Mr. C
Sheppard with Mr. J. T. Littlejoh
on hand as secretary and Mr. S. i
Mays as treasurer. The choir hav
a separate elevated rostrum raile
off and the singing was fine unde
the leadership of Miss Lena Steven?
The chair welcomed the visitin?
brethren to wit: Dr. C. C. Brown
Mr. Watts, Dr. Derieux, Rev. Mr
Bell, Rev. G. VV. Bussey who look
as hale and hearty as ever, Rev
Snuggs, J. L. Bristow.
Mr. Sheppard proceeded to cal
the roll of the churches represente?
and nearly every church responde*
with delegates and church letters
The election of officers was nex
taken up and the same officers wer
re-elected to wit: Moderator, O
Sheppard; secretary, J. T. Little
john; treasurer, S. B. Mays. Mr
Sheppard made a very warm anc
tender talk on his re-election anc
expressed his high appreciation o:
this confidence as he said that he
had been serving as moderator foi
twenty years and we can truly sa:
he has made a faithful and efticien
officer all this time.
The order of business was ther
jread by J. K. Allen who. is one o:
the leading members and, with hi;
good wife, is as hospitable as he ii
Short reports were then mad?
from the different churches, all veiy
Then came the report on agec
ministers. Dr. 0. C. Brown spoke
to this subject in a most able anti
instructive manner showing the ur
gent needs for funds to help sup
port some of our worthy old preach
ers who have worn out in the ser
vice of God. After some other talk:
on!this subject on motion of Dr,
Pendleton Jones a good collectior.
was taken up for this most worthy
After some inspiring songs, din
ner was served out under the shady
oaks and it was a most delightful
and abundant variety of the best of
food just as one would expect in
this neighborhood of good provid
ers. During the intermission, Dr.
Pendleton Jones had all the pastors
and many deacons and officers of
the different churches to meet with
him and it was agreed to have
regular quarterly meetings of the
pastors and deacons and officers of
the various churches in this division.
This is good as we should not neg
lect the assembling of ourselves to
In the afternoon the report on
Sunday schools was read by W. B.
Cogburn and it was a fine one, as
his heart is in this work. The report
was followed by a masterly speech
by Mr. Watts, State superintendent
of Sunday schools, who surely
knows what he is talking about.
Then came the report on State mis
sions which was made by Rev. P.
B. Lanham, a good one too. This
was followed bv a most excellent
speech by Dr. Derieux. One idea
he elucidated was the importance of
having a parsonage in country
churches and let the pastor live right
among his flock. How can a Shep
herd look after his sheep when he
does not see them but once a month?
Then came the report on hospital
by Mr. L. J. Bristow. After this
was the report on Temperance by
Mr. W. J. Gaines. This was a good
report both practical and instruct
These annual gatherings do much
good in many ways, enlarging the
graces of Christian fellowship, kind
hospitality and renewal of old ac
quaintances as well as a spiritual
revival and upbuilding of the many
causes sustained by the Baptist de
nomination. The great tide of coun
try people moving to town is weak
ening the good old country church
Farmers Picking Cotton. Pleas
ed With Price. Able Sermon
by Dr. E. Pendleton
I can not help writing a few lines
to The Advertiser this beautiful
fall morning. It is so cool and
bracing that we realize the fall of
the year is here.
Our farmers are rapidly picking
the snow-white cotton and are rush
ing it to market, being so glad to
get 15 cents.
The attendance at church Sunday
was small but we heard a grand ser
mon by our pastor, Dr. E. Pendle
ton Jones. We hope he will 3erve
us as pastor for another year.
We were glad to have with us at
Horn's Creek Sunday at our regu
lar service Mr. J. R- Cantelou and
his son, Mr. J. Trapp McManus,
Jr., of your town and Mr. John E.
Swearingen and his wife of Co
Our dear friend, Mrs. Emma
Fair, has been suffering a great
deal from rheumatism during the
Master Willie Parks of Edgetield
is visiting his sister, Mrs. Alvin
We are glad to hear, that Mr. S.
L. Roper is able to be up after be
ing ill several days:
Mrs. Whitlock of Red Hill spent
the past week-end with the home
Miss Anna Roper is at home af
ter a very pleasant visit to friends
Mrs. Jessie Crafton and son,
Meriwether, returned home Friday
after spending a most delightful
week in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
S. T. Adams of Clark's Hill. Mijeu
Crafton says it is such a pleasure
to have tbe .opportunity,to ..vidi! in .
such a grand burne as Mr. and Mrs.
Adams! They make their guests
forget all of their troubles and sor
rows. We love all of our Clark's
Hill friends and kind people-only
wish they would pay us a visit.
Messrs. James and Alvin Smith
speut Sunday at Trenton with Mr.
Lonnie Smith. %
Our friend Mrs. Sam Miller,
whom we have reported for several
weeks as being sick, we are pained
to learn is no better. She has baen
carried from Trenton to tue hos
pital in Augusta. We all miss Mrs.
Miller from our church and mission
ary society. We hope the change
will benefit her.
Two Negroes Dead, Three in
Saturday afternoon about five
miles north of Edgetield the ne
groes of the community held a Sun
day school picnic. It appears how
ever that the Ruler of the Lower
Regions directed the affairs of the
occasion. In a shooting scrape, in
which about 20 shots were fired,
two negroes, Lewis Owens and Bet
tis Brooks, were killed, shooting
each other to death. The grievance
was an old one and had its origin
in improper attentions shown
Brook's wife ?by the Owens negro.
The sympathy of the community is
with Brooks and his friends. In ad
dition to these two men being shot
to death, Will Adams was wounded
in the arm and a woman who was
sitting in a buggy near by was also
slightly injured. Sheriff Swearingen
went at once to the scene and arrest
ed Will Adams, UPaul Owens, Jr.,
Ulis Owens and brought them to
jail. A characterless woman, to
gether with some mean liquor, was
the cause of the trouble.
es and anything that brings new
people to any country district is a
A. S. T.
(The editor of The Advertiser
was unable, on account of the press
of business, to attend the associa
tion at Stevens Creek last week.
By request Mr. Arthur Tompkins
made the above excellent report of
the first day'stsession but as he was
not present the second day he could
make no report of that day. We
have been informed that the second
day of the association was also very
profitable. The next annual session
will be held at Rehoboth.)