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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1917
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Knights of Pythias Held Cel
bration. Planning for Free
City Delivery. Apollo
- Music Club Met.
T'.e Johnston Lodge, K. of P.
joined in tho universal celebration
of the founding of the order of the
Knights of Pythias, and on Monday
evening appropriate services were
held by the Lodge in their Hall, in
honor of this, the 53rd annivesary.
There was a splendid response on
the part of the members to be pres
ent, and at this time the third de
gree was conferred. At the conclu
sion, refreshments were served.
The question of mail delivery is
being agitated'and every one is hop
ing that this will soon be realized.
The necessary civic improvements
call for the naming of streets, num
bering of the homes and buildings,
and a few other uoints. The streets
have long since been named, so
with little effort, this convenience
can be had.
Mrs. W. F. Scott has gone to
Greenwood to attend the marriage
of her sister. Miss Gloria Haitiwon
ger, to Mr. Harris, of Virginia.
Mr. C. W. Cooper, of Annapolis,
Md|, who was a courier for Gen. J.
E. B. Stuart during the war be
tween the States, spent one day of
the p?st week in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. O. D. Black. Mr. Coop
er was enroute from Florida to his
home in Maryland.
It was most interesting to con
verse with him, and it would have
been a pleasure to all to have him
Mr. Cooper, finding that Mrs.
Black was Historian in D. of C.
work, gave her much valued infor
mation which she is constructing in
papers for file, and he promised to
send back to ber, papers to add to
this, written at leisure.
Mr. Duncan, of Atlanta, is spend
inc a few day? with his sister, Mrs.
W. J. Hatcher.
Mrs. John Wright has been ill
with la grippe.
Mrs, Octaria Rusl ton has gone
to FloridaSto spend two months.
The prayer meetings at the Bap
tist church continue in interest and
attendance, sometimes there being
125 or 150.
The pastor, Rev. Brooke, on Sun
day always announces the subject
for the service for the coming week.
The subject for this week is "Pray
er," and three points will be dis
1st. "Where in the Bible is the
greatest thing taught concerning
2nd. "What is the most marvel
ous answer to prayer in the Bible?"
3rd. "What is the most neces
sary element in prayer?"
The pastor asked that every one
who would, answer these questions,
and as many a* would, to tell what
had been, to them, their most mar
velous answer to prayer. Those
who are not accustomed tu speaking
in public, were asked to write this
and he would read it.
On the first Sunday in April, a
revival service will begin at the
Baptist church, the pastor to be as
sisted by Rev. C. Alford L'pchurch,
of Oxford, N. C. Rev. Upchurch,
is considered one of the ablest
preachers of his State and is a great
power in the pulpit.
Mr. J. L. Smith has been quito
sick for the past week with grip.
Mr. Smith is one of the pillars of the
Methodist church here, and he was
greatly missed on Sunday. For 10
years and nearly six months, he has
been present every buuday at buu
day School and preaching, a most
wonderful record. Mr. Smith is
about 08 years of age, which makes
his record so tine.
A splendid meeting of the Apollo j
Music Club was held on Tuesday af
ternoon with Mrs. H. W. Crouch,
as hostess. All were cordially wel
comed, and after the business ses
sion, Mrs. O. D. Black took charge
of the lesson study, the study being
the Italian Composer, "Bellion,"
and she told several interesting facts
of this composer and hi? music.
The operas of his composition,
"Somn?mbula" and "Norma," were
discussed and the stories of these
told. The musical selections were
taken from these operas.
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. E.
O. Crouch, made tho social period
very pleasant, and all enjoyed the
Death of Mrs. Hettie S. Jones.
The announcement Wednesday
afternoon, February 14, that Mrs.
Hettie S. Jones had passed away
,was a great shock to her many
friends in the community. Her ill
ness had been of such short dura
tion that some of her friends did
not know oflher illness. Pneumonia
was the cause of her death.
Mrs. Jones was Miss Swearingen
before her marriage, haviug de
scended from an old and honored
family of the county. She was
reared in the Horn's Creek commu
nity and made her home there until
she came to Edgetield about 20
years ago. Mrs. Jones was one of
the thirteen children of her parents.
The only one of the thirteen
now living is Mr. Arthur Swear
ingen of Trenton. Since coming
among us to reside Mrs.
Jones endeared herself to rnany de
voted friends. She was a good
woman who was possessed of many
noble traits. She was kind and
thoughtful and generous, always
having a smile and encouraging
word for those with whom she met.
Although she never severed her re
lations with Horn's Creek, the
church with which she united in
early life, yet she was generous in
her contributions to the various ob
jects of benevolence and to missions
through the channels presented by
the local Baptist church.
Besides her only eon, Dr. B. F.
Jones, Mrs. Jones leaves two little
grandsons, Luther and Benjamin,
sons of the lamented Dr. Luther
Jones, ber eldest son, who made
their home here with their grand
mother in order to attend the Edge
field school. The interment took
place Thursday morning in the
family square in the village ceme
tery, the funeral being conducted
by Dr. E. Pendleton Jones.
Civic League Meeting.
As the heavy rain Mondaj after
noon prevented tho' members irf?ca
attending ibe meeting of tue Civic
League which was announced for
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. James S. Byrd, another meet
ing of the League will he held next
Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. N. M. Jones.
A full attendance of the members is
desired. As spring is coming the
ladies are anxious to get to work.
delicious salad course, with fragrant
The Valentine idea was prettily
carried out in the decorations, the
fanes being red hearts.
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Turner, and
Misses Frances, Marion and Grace
Zelime Turner spent the week end
at Chappell with Mr. and .Mrs. Har
ry C. S; i other.
Miss Luelle Norris, who has a po
sition as stenographer in Columbia,
ia ou a visit to the home folks.
Little James Nixon Dobey, the
son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Dobey,
is ill willi pneumonia, and a nurse
has beeu called in to assist in nurs
ing him back to health.
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
a number of her friends on Friday
afternoon, the occasion being the
regular meeting of the, "We Are
Every one enjoyed the hours with
this cordial hostess, and in this
pleasant suburban home. There
were various pastimes, and lastly an
elaborate two coursa repast was
1 here were several from here who
went over to Batesburg on Thurs
day to attend Reciprocity Day cel
ebration as arranged by the Civic
Improvement Club. These were:
Mrs. P. N. Lott, to represent the
New Century Club and Suffrage
League; Mrs. M. T. Turner, the
Emily Geiger Chapter, D. A. R. ;
Mrs. O. D. Black, the Marv Ann
Baie Chapler, U. D. C.; Mrs. A. P.
Lewis, the Cemetery Association;
Mrs. Miras Walker the Muisc Club;
Miss Zena Payne, the W. C. T. U.
The oocaeion was held in the
Batesburg hotel, and there must have
been about seventy-five present. The
entertaining club was very generous
with sister towns, sending invita
tions to all clubs and organizations,
at Leesville, Saluda, Ridge, Ward,
Trenton, Summerland, Edgefield,
Graniteville and Johnston.
Every town was represented with
mostly all invited, and it was sin
cerely regretted that the representa
tives from Edgafield could not at
RED OAK GROVE.
Warm Rains Revive Some Grain.
Y. W. A. Well Attended.
Sunbeams to Meet Sun
day. Other News.
The nice warm rains have caused
the grain to revive some. We can
see the farmers as they occasionally
take walks over their fields anx
iously watching the development.
Some have decided to sow ?cain,
and many have bought more seed,
waiting for seasonable condition of
soil to plow. Corn already around
.?2.50 per bushel should cause much
grain sowing yet. Should the oats
not be vory good, it will make good
healthy roughage with that western
corn. Our sympathy goes out to
the farmers. We think they are
learning their lesson, and believe
they are learning it well.
Last week during those warm
pleasant days, many of the neigh
bors did considerable garden work.
Mr. John Shelton has supplied us
all with "freeze" proof cabbage
plants. They reached him during
the blizzard and froze stiff of course.
He covered them up in a dark place
unpacked until the weather was
open and warm, finding them hardy
and the roots like little brush, rea
dy to grow. The ladies are all de
lighted and wondering at the exper
The attendance at the Y. W. A.
whioh met with Miss Lou Eva Park
man on last Sunday was large and
quite interesting. The girls had
considered a plan for contributing
to the Training School, therefore,
the program was much help and en
joyed very much. They joined and
formed a dollar club to which they
contributed beautilully. ^.t a re
ception to be given by Miss Kath
leen Kenrick, the contributions will
be brought in.
The reception above mentioned is
the .development o.f "Personal -Ser
vite Contost/'- g^tten Xrp for the Y.
W. A.'s. Two of the girls, Misses
Kathleen Kenrick and Ruth Tim
merman's marks being the same.
So the former retired irr favor of
the latter, making her "honoree" of
the gathering together at the for
Mr. O'Neal Timmerman honored
the young folks with a surprise
Valentine party given at Mr. M. T.
Clegg, last Wednesday evening.
About eight of the party entered to
gether, and Mrs. Clegg who knew
nothing of the gathering, answered
the knock at the door, and just as
she closed it the remainder came
rushing in, when she exclaimed,
'Well, how many more?" She must
have felt like Mr. LaPene of Bos
ton, Mass., when his friends gave
him a surprise party on his birth
day. Mrs. LaPene said as the par
ty gathered. "We haven't chairs
enough, Mr. LaPene." Oh! yes,
madam, he laughingly replied,
"Plenty of chairs, but too much
We hear of orange blossoms in a
western corner of our community,
being two of our very popular young
Mrs. Eva Bussey was the guest of
Mrs. R. C. Miller yesterday after
Mrs. Mamie Bussey, who has been
suffering from a severe cold, almost
the la grippe, was able to drive over
to her daughter's, Mrs. Oscar Tirn
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Griftis made
the evening very pleasant by call
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
The Sunbeams hold the monthly
meeting on next Sunday after Sun
day School. Their efficient and
faithful leader, Mrs. Griftis, is ac
tively planning for her little band,
and we trust the parents may not
neglect the opportunity, but send
their children to Mrs. Griftis, re
membering the children of to-day
will be the men and women of the
future. That thought should be
ever with us, stimulating us, and to
make use of thc efforts put forth in
helping to make useful men and
women of our boys and girls.
Columbia Items of Interest.
Dr. and Mrs. C. Federick Wil
liams art- c tertaining at cards this
evening at their home on College
street in compliment to Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Hughes of Portland,
Oro., who are visiting their mother
and Bister, Mrs. E. M. Hughes and
Miss A-i . Hughes, on Henderson
W. C. T. JJ. Meeting Thursday
Afternoon. Mrs. Bryan and
Mr3. Crouch Entertain
The inclement weather of Tues
day prevented the meeting of the
W. C. T. jr. at Mrs. Jerome Court
ney's. TJis meeting, however, will
take place on Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. J. D. Mathis.
The B> Y. P. TJ. will have anoth
er one of those delightful entertain
ments afotfrs. Austin Clarkes, on
Friday evening of this week.
There ^ill be service in the
Church of' Our Saviour on Friday
afternooruof each week during lent.
Misses Ida and Marjorie Ryan
are at hoi^e after a visit to relatives
in Roanoke, Ala.
Miss Corrinne Clark and Mary
Helen liaison were week-end visi
tors pf Miss Sarah Boat wright at
Miss Sabe Miller came home from
Chicora, accompanied by Miss Mary
Swindell, from Columbia, to spend
the week-end. They both had num
erous friends who were delighted
to see them.
Mrs. F. P. Bryan gave a beauti
ful 1 set hack" party Saturday even
ing for Mrs. J. W. White, of Louis
ville. Sixteen players enjoyed the
cards and the elegant salad course
and coffee, when the game was
Again j on Monday, Mrs. White
was the honoree at a bridge party
with which Mrs. L. D. Crouch en
tertained; Mis. Crouch served a
delightful hot lunch which was
The young people, and the older
ones too/enjoyed a Valentine dance
in Wise's Hall on Wednesday even
ing, v/ithVBalk's orchestra furnish
ing the music.
Another ^Vefield Boy Makes
It always gives the editor of The
Advertiser peculiar pleasure tc
chronicle the success of any boy,
and especially an Edgefield boy.
Prior to some months ago Mr. Joe
Reese, Jr., was tilling some
place in the cotton mill here, hav
ing proven faithful through the
years. He was offered a better po
sition by two other mills, one of
them being the Graniteville mill.
He was loath to leave home but be
lieving that there was greater op
portunity for promotion in a larger
mill he went to Graniteville. From j
the very start he made good and
l?ad his salary raised several times.
He is not only now the head mau v(
one of the departments of the mill
but it is taking a special course un
der the BU perin ten lent, who is a
cotton mill expert from the ?North,
thereby fitting him for further pro
motion. Joe has learned
every young man must learn? that
there is no royal road to ^access.
Nothing of value can be obtaiued
or achieved without persistent ap
plication. The Advertiser congrat
ulates Joe upon his success.
Inspiring Address Free.
To-morrow, Thursday, evening
at 7:30 o'clock Mr. William D. Up
shaw will deliver an address in the
Methodist church. His subject will
be 'A Stainless Flag For America."
Mr. Upshaw is conceded by com
petent judges to be one of the fore
most platform speakers of the South.
In the chautauqua work he has
spoken in nearly every State in the
Union and is always greeted In
large audiences. Do not miss the
opportunity of hearing the eloquent
Georgian. Those who heard Mr.
Upshaw ou previous visits to Edge
field will not have to be urged to
hear him again to-morrow evening.
Already many have been heard to
give expressions of keenest delight
over bis coming.
NEGLECTED COLDS GROW WORSE
A cough that racks and irritates
th* throat may lead to a serious
chronic cough, if neglected. The
healing pine balsams in Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar Honey-Nature's own
remedy-will soothe and relieve the
irritation, breathing will be cabL-.-,
and the antiseptic properties will
kill the germ which retarded heal
ing. Have it handy for croup, sore
throat and chronic bronchial affec
tions. Get a bottle to-day. Pleas
ant to take. At all Druggists 25c. 1
Upshaw Defends Southern Valor
On Train Between Marquette and
Kalamazoo, Mich., February 2,
Editor Chicago Tribune:
In your issue of today I find this
startling and unwarranted telegram:
"A Mother's Advice."
''Washington, D. C., Feby. 2.
(Special Telegram.)-Editor Tri
bune: Advise great circumspection
about advocating war. Remember
the fighting would have to be done
by western men. The East can't
tight and the South won't.
My wrath kindled when a friend
on the train read me the telegram
without giving the author, and nat
urally thinking the author a man
and knowing the latter part of the
statement to be untrue, I said in my
haste and in the warmth of my south
ern ardor: "He is aliar." But when
I saw "A Mother" signed to this
protest against war, I said: "A good
woman is grievously mistaken."
I, too, am opposed to war until the
honor, indeed, the very life of our
nation shall demand it; but not on
the groundless ground declared in
this telegram. That the West
would be brave in such, a sorrowful
crisis, I do not doubt. The South
han new reason to regard the West
in a spirit of grateful comradeship
for helping us to re-elect our great
God-fearing president who has striv
en so patiently and so wisely to
keep our country out of war. But
all my reverence for womanhood
that makes a southern gentleman
raise his hat when she enters an ele
vator or give her a seat when she
boards a street car, must not keep
me from registering my patriotic
protest against the unjust statement
that "The East can't tischt and the
Since when? Barring all the re
corded bravery of eastern and sou
thern soldiers during the unhappy
Civil war-bravery tint honored
American manhood evei Jue're-arid
startled the wondering world, this
good western mother has surely for
gotten that it was Theodoie Roose
velt of the "effete East" and "Fight
ing Joe" Wheeler, of the "Timorous
South"' that charged side by side up
San Juan hill and buried together
in the trenches around Santiago "the
bickerings of our civil strife" as
they had never been buried before
She forge's that it was Fitzhugh
Lee who represented this nation to
the last ditch of danger in the defi
ant harbor of Havana; she forgets
that it was the old southern war
ship, "The City of Nashville" that
took the first trophy in the contest
with Spain-that it was Worth Hag
ley, of North Carolina-bless his
of our intrepid secretary of the
navv) who gave up his brave young
life as the first sacrifice on the altar
of war-that it was Tom Brumby,
of Georgia, who stood with Dewe?
at Manila-that it was Victor- Blue,
of South Carolina, who dared dan
ger and death as au American spy
in Cuba; that it was Sch ley, of thc
South, whatever the critic* may sav,
the hero of Santiago still; that it
was Richard P. Hobson, of Alaba
ma, who, with his fearless compan
ions, counted bis life as trash that
he might give glory to the Ameri
can tlag, and who has proven since
then that he could not only sink the
Merrimac, but give body blows to
John Barleycorn as well; she for
gets that it was this glorious galaxy
of heroio sons of the South who
"kept the gods busy naming he
roes" in our last conflict with a for
eign foe. Since when, "A Mother"
tells us, and where, pray you, con
tide in us. was the spot oui
national shame was born-the day
and the place if you will, where sou
them chivalry lost its meaning and
where southern arms were ground
ed in dishonoi M,hen our own fire
sides were in danger, or where for
eign impudence disputed the right
ful sway of the flag of our reunited
country which cur southern sires
have taught their children to love?
I am a son of the South. I plead
guilty to the "soft impeachment."
I was bor^. beneath "the ambient
blue of her arching skies;" I was
rocked in the cradle of her beauty
and her glory-I am proud of her
priceless contribution to thc build
ing of this nation; and I speak the
truth, I lie not, when I tell you that
I have heard 2,???,U00 of southern
school boya and girls sing "My
(Continued on Fifth Pa0e.)
Farmers Discouraged Over
Grain Outlook. Delightful
Valentine Party. Dia
The news from our community
has not appeared in The Adverti
ser's columns in some time but we
hope we have not been forgotten.
A majority of the farmers are
quite blue over the loss of their
grain crop. Mr. M. P. Wells bas
been down several times to look at
his oats and he says they are as
h-. We only wish the latter was
On last Friday night the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wells was,the
scene of a beautiful Valentine^and
pound party. The parlor where the
guests assembled to pass oif the
happy hours was decorated in green
.md red, with Cupid peeping from
?.'very window. Words can not ex
press the real happiness that every
one experienced on this very happy
occasion. The Valentines were
read by Mr. Tom Adams and Mrs.
Leila Wells. The young and the
oi l all joined in the so-called pleas
ure of dancing until the announce
ment was made by Mr. C. A. Wells
that all were invited into the dining
room where an elegant supper was
served to all. the room being beau
tifully ornamented with garlands of
red and white. Cupid also made
himself very bold in every corner.
After each and every one had par
taken to their utmost capacity they
retired to the hallway where a pic
ture of a donkey waa pinned to the
wall and each person was blind
folded and given the tail ol' the
donkey to pin on, a prize being of
fered for the pinning the tain
nearest the right place and also one
to the person pinning it farthest
away. For the first prize, a box of
chocolate candy, there was a tie be
tween Miss Elizabeth Wells and
:2?LT._Ed_Ch?athan^ the latter ^ing
away to the former. The1 booby
prize, a handkerchief, fell to the
lot of Miss Emmie Lanham.
Mr. J. N. Fair has been suffering
greatly from rheumatism mit we
are glad to report that he batter.
Miss Sallie May Miller is visiting
in the home of her aunt, Mrs. .^u
sie Miller, near Trenton.
Misses Emmie aud Liena Lanham
and Mr. W. T. Lundy spent Friday
night and Saturday with Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Wells.
The little visitor who ha- c >uie
lo make her home permanently
with Mr. and Mrs. Wil Ouzts
bears the name of Lilla ii.-per
.Mrs. Leila Wells and daughter*
Elizabeth, spent Sunday at ?noon
with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd ria .-iMi'd.
From the >oka of a sparkling
diamond we see a young la<! we ir
ing just across the way, -aa
jr>on scent orange blossoms.
Ready to Supply Fertilisers
The EJgefield Mercantil- l?om
pany announcos to The Ad User
readers, thia week that it i ?ow
ready to supply all of the leading
brands of fertilizers. Most 'lie
brands advertised have bc. ed
in this county for a number < ..rs
and have given entire satis: ... n.
Not only can the Edgefield ." un
tile Company supply practica ny
formula desired but it also a
large quantity of material 01 "id
for mixing fertilizers on th? n.
Whether you are a large o: . ill
buyer, see Mr. R. C. Pads >e
fore engaging your fertiliz or
Well Worth Seeing.
When Judge W. T. K rd
lived on his farm he alwa.\ pt
several breeds of chickens ie
purest strain. He always id
much genuine pleasure as w as
profit in poultry raising. E >n
his small town lot the jud: ; >w
has five or six pens of b? al
chickens. Those who app tte
birds of fine feather shot. *k
Judge Kinnaird for the privi . of
a look at his fowls. The wi n
joyed 'Jiat privilege a fewd* o.
His pens contain only "blue i 1"
chickens from the leading i rs
in the country.
A big stock of ladies whit t
ings, sport cloths, middy
flaxons', etc., just received ai