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VOL. 81 EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, [JAN? AR Y 10, 1917 , NO. 49
District Convention Knights ot'
Pythias. Week jot Prayer
Observed. Mrs. Howard
Payne Entert? ?ned.
The District Convention, Knights
of Pythias, convened here last Fri
day evening and the meeting was
one of the best of the kind ever held
here. The Order had been pleasant
ly anticipating the event ai.d ar
rangements for the success of the
convention were made.
Besides the delegate?, sixty in
number, there was a full atten
dance on the part of the local lodge.
Pythianscame from all lodges of
Richland. Lexington, Newberry,
Edgefield, Saluda and Calhoun coun
Afine fraternal spirit prevailed,
, throughout the evening, and every
thing tended to show the beauty
and greatness of the order.
Dr. J. A. Dobey cordially wel
comed all, the Grand Chancellor,
Alva M. Lutnpkin. of Columbia,
The various reports were very in
teresting. How to increase the at
tendance of the lodges was one of
the chief topics.
Batesburg reported a scheme they
were going to try to create interest,
this being in having explanation
made of U. S. Government Bank
ing agencies, such as the Reserve
Bank and the Farm Loan Bank, at
some of the meetings. The ad
dresses of Rev. L. J. Bristow,
Grand Prelate, of Columbia, and
Alva M. Lumpkin, were 'most earn
est and eloquent.
Rev. Bristow spoke upon "Ser
vice," and he made a lasting im
pression OD *T? hearers, using the j
dation of t
\ His illus
in the Bap
a good con
to him, ne._. - - -
tiful order so appealed to them.
After the addresses, an hour was
spent socially, and a bountiful re
past was served.
The visitors seemed to greatly
enjoy the occasion, and extended
an enthusiastic vote of thanks for
The Week of Prayer for World
Wide Mission? was observed here
the past week by the members of
the Woman's Missionary Society of
the Baptist church, and every after
noon these noble women met, and
effective service were held. Their
offeriug amounted to $125.
The Sun Beams' offering was $27
which met their apportionment for |
foreign missions. Tue Y. W. A. a
baud of eight, girls, gave *1(J.
The District meeting of the Ridge
Association W. H. U. will be held
with the Baptist Missionary Socie
ty as hostess, at an early date.
The first Sunday of the new
j;ear began with a tine showing,
there being 245 present, with a tol
lection of ?7.22.
The collections of the various
classes of the Baptist Sunday School
recently given ?for aged ministers,
amounted to ?50.
Mrs.. J. Howard Payne entertain
ed abou' twenty of her friends with
a new year party, and among these
the colleee girls who were at home,
and some visiting friends. It had
been some time since, these had
been together, and the meeting wa;
a happy one. Music and socia
chat made merry the hours.
The hostess invited all into thi
dining room where a luncheon wa
served. The color scheme of re<
and white was well carried out, an<
many red shaded candles cast a sof
glow over the animated scene.
Much merriment was had as eac
one found her place at the table b
score cards. These bore no namei
but were pictures conveying som
charactaristic of the individual.
They lingered at the table pleai
antly chatting for it would be sorr
time before they would meet agaii
as several were to leave on tl
morning trains for colleges and f<
Hohool duties of the teacher.
Mrs. Edwin Mobley entertain?
with a luncheon on Wednesdi
morning for Mrs. Irvin Welling,
Darlington, and was a great pie*
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Enthusiastic Meeting in Interest
The Methodist church was the
scene of a very inspiring- occasion
on Sunday evening when, under the
auspices of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, all the church
es united to discuss through their
representatives the very timely sub
ject of prohibition in its varied
The devotions were conducted by
Rev. A. L. Gunter, pastor of the
church, at the door of which the
choir sang in chorus, "Prohibition
Mr. J. L. Mims was then called
upon to tell some facts concerning
the progress of prohibition which
he did in a ten minute talk. This
was followed by a processional of
the twenty-four dry states, demon
strated by as many little girls car
rying white banners with names of
the Btates placed upon them, and
others carrying banners with -mot
toes, "For God and Homo and Na
tive Land," "A Saloonlesa Nation
in 1)20" and "Eternil Vigilance is
the Price of Liberty."
Mr. Gunter introduced the pro
cessional of states and followed
with a talk on the gallon-a-month
law, a very pertinent question at
'The Triumph Song" was given
in a quartette by Miss Miriam Nor
ris, Mrs. E. J. Norris, Rev. A. L.
Gunter and Mr. E. J. Norris.
"The Attitude of the Press" was 1
presented by Rev. R. G. Shannon
house, announcing the fact that 1
over 850 daily newspapers refuse to !
publish whiskey advertisements aud 1
most of the leading magazines. (
* National Prohibition" was the ;
theme of the address of Hon. B. E. ?
At the Close Of this. Mr Orlando 15
The ia?. *s the "Vic
tory Song" by Mrs. Shannonhouse.
The audience was'large and res
Appeal For Contribution to the
National Democratic Fund.
Democratic National Committee.
504 Hibbs Building,
Washington, D. 0.
Uec. 13, 1916.
Hon. James F. Byrnes,
nouse of Representatives.
Dear Mr. Byrnes:
The democratic Party won the
greatest victory of its history at the
present election. Never before did
it battle with a more active foe to
popular Government. Violent pub
licity attacks were propelled by
large volumes of money. The ne
cessity of meeting quickly and
thoroughly these propoganda in the
closing hours of the campaign re
sulted in a large deficit, which must
be promptly met. South Carolina
since the election has contributed
about ?1,000 towards this deficit,
but about $7,000 more is required
from the State to meet its proper
allotment. This is $1,000 per Con
gressional District, regarding this
matter. It requires but ten contri
butors of $100 each, or one hundred
contributors of $10 each to raise the
$1,000 for your district. The con
tributors may be given until Febru
ary 15th to complete their pay
ments, but it is necessary that the
subscriptions be secured at once, ic
order that the entire deficit may be
met before President Wilson is ia
augurated for his second term or
Checks should be made payabh
to W. W. Marsh, Treasurer, bu
forwarded, if you please, througl
me, as I have been charged as a mern
mer of the Campaign Committe
with the State.
This ?B a party emergency, and
ara sure you appreciate its great ire
portance. I, therefore, thank yo
in advance for the cooperation n
Daniel C. Roper.
The foregoing letter was sent Ti
Advertiser by Congressman By rm
and is self-explanatory. Those wi
have not already contributed shou
Jdo so at once.
Lovely Social Function at "Hap
py Hall." Mr. and Mrs.
Sharpton Celebrate Sil
* . ver Wedding.
The old year with its joys and
sorrows bas gone. The new year
has stepped upon its sacred soil,
still tho memory of the yule-tide
lingers. Christmas day so enjoya
bly spent, tho meeting of so many
friends in the hospitable home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Adams, of
Clark's Hill, a day long to be re
membered by every one there.
Christmas is usually a home gath
ering day spent with our own fam
ily, but not so with these dear peo
ple, it was a neighbor gathering
"Happy Hall," the old time name
of this grand old place was not Hap
py Hall in name only, for we were
indeed happy to bo there.
Words are inadequate to express I
the beauty of the occasion. The
wealth of the old time Southern
home could not have entertained
more sumptuously, and from the
very minute you entered the great
Hall, you caught the Christmas
spirit, for every where was Christ
mas cheer and welcome. The din
ing room was like dream land-by
the soft caudle light we beLald
evergreens, begonias/ferns and car
A great table 12 x 12, seating
Lwenty two guests, a tive course ?
linner was beautifully served. Dur- <
ing this time the / arty made many j
Irawings from the center of the ta- (
sie by a ribbon card, a card request- ?
ng each guest to do something, tell j
i joke, tell a story, the funniest ex
perience of hie life, their courtship ?
Womans College, Due West, Mary
Belle and Allie Middleton fi om Co
ker, Blount Smith from Clemson,
John Adams from Mars Hill, John
Bunch from B. M. I., Rend Bunch
from G. M. C., Margaret Bucbanon
The Silver anniversary of Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Sharpton was cele
brated on Friday evemug, Dec. 29.
The -occasion was '"a thing of beau
ty, which will remain in our hearts
a joy forever."
Around them gathered their near
relatives and mo*t intimate friends,
all wishing that they would deal as
gently as the first twenty-five had,
for we found this couple still young
and handsome, and we each wished
to come back to the Golden wed
ding twenty-five years hence.
In their beautiful home on Meri
wether Heights, Mr. and Mrs. Ii. A
Adams gathered all the young peo
ple, and with them also was their
son from Washington, D. C., with
his charming bride.
Miss Katherine Adams will spend
the winter in Washington and New
York as she goes very soon and we
will miss her.
Dr. Collier Meriwether, from
Washington, D. C., on a camping
trip South, stopped over at Clark's
Hill, visiting his sister in his old
home at Happy Hall. He brought
with him his handsome bride, and
everybody in Clark's Hill wefcom
ed Dr. Meriwether.
Mrs. H. E. Bunch entertained
with her Sunday school class all th?
children of the other classes. Theil
little hearts were made glad.
Long live the memory of ou:
yule-tide. May 1917 bring bless
ings to each and all.
Will Move to Greenwood.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Fuller, wh
have rented the Spence residence o
South Main street, will move t
Greenwood on February 1st. Di
Fuller will have dental offices on tb
fourth floor of the National Ban
building, and will begin his pra
tice here on the above date. E
oomes to Greenwood from McCo
mick, where he has been praoticir
six years. Until February 1st D
ai:d Mrs. Fuller will visit in Floi
da. Mrs. Fuller is a daughter
Col. F. N. K. Bailey.-Greenwo<
Miss Stevens Entertained De
lightfully. Mr. and Mrs.
Briggs Entertain in New
. ?5 -
Here ;.^e come again. A few
days of lovely weather, after rain
and windi. We appreciate it tco,
for gloomy weather always has a
depressing effect on us all.
Miss Beatrice Stevens entertain
ed mostjdelightfully at her home.
Magnol& Heights, new years even
ing with, a dinner party, in honor
or her Qraest, Miss Parker from
Tennesjp. The decorations were
most elaborate a color soheraeof red
and gre^n being used in the dining
room wad parlors. Covers wore
laid fdr.- sixteen. The guests in
cluded .?vere, Misses Burmah, ?Bar
ker, Tepn., Emma Bouknight, Mat
tie Harrison, Fannie Miller, Laurie
Moore,;Trenton; Theresa Bunch, N.
Augusta.; Messrs. F. B. Paiker, M.
E. Bunch, North Augusta.; George
Day, Bettie Bouknight, P. B. Wise
William Bouknighl, J. M. Vann,
Wright Moore, Trentou; L. W.
Lyeth, M. Murphey, Jr., Augusta..
Those assisting in entertaining were
the hostess's sisters, Mrs. J, C.
Werta, of Columbia, Mrs. L. D.
Swearingen, and Mrs. D. R. Day,
of Trentou. t
M ies Barker wore an elegant
gown-of pink, georgette crepe and
shamoese with killarney roses. Miss
Stephens wore a salmon crepe de
?hine with silver trimmings and
roses. Every one enjoying the
?veniug to the fallest, and wishing
ill that new years may be as happy
is that in the years to come.
Mrs. Willie Walker entertained
i few friends at her home ia North
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Barker gave
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Barker a birth
day dining on the 7th at their home.
Miss Lilla Bunch attended.
Mr. Milton Barker returned home
Saturday from a vii.it to his mother
in Texas, sisters in Texas and Okla
homa. He reports th J grain crop
as being very poor, and great fears
of a short crop of wheat are enter
tained in Texas and Oklahoma. He
says the traffic and travel on the
railroads was heavier this season
than ever known.
On his way home there was an
ofd Veteran on the train en route to
one of the resorts in Florida. He
had his violin, was going there to
play for the tourists. He played,
sang and danced for them on the
train, andaby so doing, found there
were several other Veterans on
buard and they had a regular re
union in the back of the coach.
Poor old fellows, how they do en
joy meeting each other and going
over their experience of the sixty's.
Their ranks are getting so thin, and
those few that are left are so very
old aud feeble.
Mr. and Mrs. Foucbe, Mrs. In
gram and children returned home
Suuday from Augusta, after a pleas
ant visit to Mr. and Mrs, Wise,
Miss Georgia Reese went to th?
University Hospital last week to bi
a trained nurse. We wish her mud
We hear Miss Mary Mealing ha
a house full of the tourist in Nortl
Augusta already. She brought som
of them out to Curryton Saturda;
to visit her father and sister. Mis
Mary is one of the splendid corp
of teachers in the North August
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cooper wi
entertain Mriday evening- M
Cooper has a new 7 seat "Cole" ci
now, but still clings to bis "Job
Henry," while the mud lasts.
Mr. Will Briggs' four nhildn
have been very ill the past weel
Also Mr. Calbraith Murrors tv
children and Mr. Harry Bunche' 1
tie sou, Wingfield, has been sic
We hope they are all well enouj
;,o attend school this week.
Mr. Frank Townes has purchas
a pretty new horse.
Mr. Hugh Harrison is attendi
to Mrs.. Georgia McKie's busim
Appeal From County Demon
stration Agent, P. N. Lott.
. Editor Edenfield Ad vertiser.
Please publish this on your first
page that all readers of the Adver
tiser may see and compare their
opinions with the following.
The five boll weevil campaign
meetings planned for the county by
Prof. W. W. Long were lailures.
Why? There may be several rea
sons, bad -weather and bad roads.
Were these sound reasons? Hardly.
I have seen a thonsand people at a
circus in worse weather and over
worse roads than we had during the
five days scheduled for the.five
meetings to be held in your county.
Let us be honest and acknowledge
the truth. You did not thiuk it
worth while. You didn't believe
these experts could teach you any
thing. You think the cotton pest
is a long way off, in fact seven miles
west of Augusta and that he will
have some hard time crossing the
Savannah river and that it is much
colder here than Georgia, that he
can't 6tand our severe climate, that
if he comes he will have all his time
taken up keeping warm and no time
to work in cotton fields.
Let me tell you ray dear farmer
friend, that you have lost an oppor- ,
tunity to learn something that is
worth thousands of dollars to the
farmers of Edgefield county. The !
weevil is as sure to be here nex'" '
summer as he is now in Georgia, ?
and we fear he will come lime '
enough to do us great damage. Last
year he traveled seventy miles, and J
at that rate he will be near Colum- ?
bia by the middle of September I
1917. It has been reported that he <
has lived through winters at zero 1
and was ready for business the first
of June the following year. ?
The great danger .of a Doasible c
cotton, cou ii ?. j . ''ice ot
government experts; consequently
thousands and thousands of acres of
good farming land has been turned
out - the owners moving away.
Please let me urge you to plan for
more grain and live stock.
The following letter has jn?t been
received 'rom Prof. W. W. Long.
Please take notice and govern your
"I regret that so few of 5011t peo
pie attended these meetings. I fear
they do not appreciate the serious
ness of the boll weevil. If your
people are not amused they stand a
very good chance oF going through
a most disastrous experience. Ruin
is absolutely certain for some of
P. R. Lott,
Ninth Annual Session of the
Race Conference in Columbia.
The ninth annual session of the
Race Conference of South Carolina
which was organized n\vn. years ago
by Rev. Richard Carroll NV ill meet
in Columbia, S. C., Wednesday and
Thursday, Feb. 7-8. Prominent
upeakers, white and colored, will be
present. Among the white speak
ers invited are: Dr. James H. Dil
lard, of Charlottesville, Va., Dr. B"
F. Riley, Birmingham, Ala., Mr.
J. M. Kinard, Newberry, and the
Rev. Dr. C. C. Brown, of Colum
bia, S. C.
Much time will be given to the
discussion of the migration problem
of the colored people from the
South to the North on Thursday
the 8th. There will also be tw<
speoial sermons on evangelism.
Riobard Carroll hopes that al
ministers and prominent colore<
citizens will attend the Conference
this year. Those who are comini
will write I. S. Leevy, Taylor St.
Columbia, S. C., chairman of th
oommittee on entertainment.
The white readers of this pape
will please inform the colored pet
pie of this meeting and urge thei
Mr. Willie McKie has gone bac
t to the North Augusta school th
ss I season. Hardy s.
RED OAK GROVE.
Dtath of Mrs. Isabelle Bu?h.
Social Circle to Meet With*
Mrs. Clegg. TheYtW. *
At thee beginning of the new
year is a good time to "take stock"
in a religious realm. In quiet re
flection this earnest echo returned.
In 1916 received more than given.
1 hen in close connection, unbroken
came the gentle report of, "It is
more blessed to give than to re
ceive." Should we consume, time
in regrets. Then this answer came,
No, the work of our hearts and our
wills is demonstrated by our choice N
brought out each da} of our lives.
The sweetest thought of 1916 is
the knowledge of preserving and in
carrying out at least one resolution,
and cheerfully testify though the
effort was great, the happiness pro
duced'is greater in this, our first
communication to th? ?paders of the
dear old Advertiser.
.We wish to entreat all who havo
formed resolutions for our new year
LO carry out at least one ot them,
believing 1917 will be for them a
happy year in doing so.
The monotony of our communi
ty is broken by the monthly organ
sed efforts of our girls and women
Uso the visits e?ch month by our
M.s. Isabelle Bush, an aunt of
Mr. Joe Hamilton, whose attention
md kindness to her has been com
nendable, passed away at the home
)f his sister, Mrs. Walter Bussey, on
ast Saturday, the 6th inst:, in the
'3rd year of her age. She has liv
id many years near Red Oak GroVe
?hurch where she Was nniMtlv \<xiA
s due to the unusual tall weatuer.
Mr. Vernon O'Neal from New
Drleans, La., accompanied by his
mother from Augusta, spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. Lu
Mrs. Waldroff, from Chicago, nee
Miss Hattie Bussey. a daughter of
Rev, G. W. Bussey, is being very
affectionately greeted by her friends
and loved ones, stopping at her
aunts, Mrs. Mamie Bussey. Hattie
is very interesting and talks beauti
fully of the work she is tryiug to do
for our Master up in Chicago.
The Social Circle meets at Mrs.
Ulallie Cleggaon the loth at 2 ivm.
conducted by Mrs. Geo Bussey, Jr.
The Y. W. A's meet with Miss
Kathleen Kenrick Sunday p. m., the
14th inst., to bo conducted by Miss
Messrs Beattie Kemp and Penn
Quattlebaum visited Mrs. Joe Bus
sey last week.
Mrs. Mamie Walker who now re
sides in Augusta with her sou, Dr.
G. E. Walker, came up on business
during the holidays.
We are still holding a suspicious
eye on one of our young men.
Mr. Oscar Tinynerraan is now ex
hibiting what appears to be . a Mr.
Boll Weevil. We don't think we
will concent for him to- make his
occupation here. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Press Parkman are
now occupying the neat new home
built for their soo. Mr. Willie Park
man, who now resides near Colliers.
A Survey of County Ordered.
At the meeting of the county
board of commissioners last week a
coutract was let for making a sur
vey of the county in order that we
may know the exact area of the
county since McCormick was form
ed. The contract waa awarded
jointly to Mr. E. G. Smith, a civil
engineer of Augusta, aud Mr. S.
M. Smith of Edgefield. The sur
vey is to be completed by the 6th
of February. While the survey is
being made, would it not be well to
look into regaining the strip of
land that Aiken county, so alleged,
has taken from Edgefield. The
couuty board has acted wisely in
ordering the survey and bas selected
capable surveyors for the work.