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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, <}ULY 9, 1919 NO. 18
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College Students' Entertain
ment. U. D. C. Picnic for
Veterans. Two Very
On last Friday evening the enter
tainment given by the students of the
county, was one that every person
in thecounty should have seen. The
colleges each had fine representatives,
who- did their part well and there was
a fine college spirit among the partic
ipants. This entertainment which is
an annual affair is a splendid move
ment and is well worth the having.
Every one that was present was
geatly pleased and it was regretted
that the auditorium was not literally
packed to see these noble young men,
the beautiful young ladies. The fact
that it was on the fourth, made the
attendance not as large as it other
wise would have been. The day was
full of picnics and excursion parties,
and quite a good many were away
even for the evening.
For many years it has been the
custom of the Mary Ann Buie chap
ter, U. D. C., to have a picnic for the
veterans, and to this are always invit
ed the wives and widows of veterans.
For four years the occasion has been
had out at the country place of Mrs.
Martha Edwards, one of the elderly
members. A more ideal place could
not be found for such. The spacious
home with the beautiful grove and
the beloved and cordial hostess all
made it a place desired. There was
really a touch of ante-bellum times
about the place with its lavish hos
pitality and this made all the old vet
erans happy and in a reminiscent
frame of mind. There were even the
kindly black faces of the servants of
ye olden times who were on the alert |
with cool water and other attentions.
After the arrival of all, and there
was a good crowd, the veterans chief
ly filled thejarge piazza and^such a^
lock of his homecoming after being in I
prison for a long time. He arrived at
home on Sunday and went straight
to church as all his people were there. :
He got in church just in time to hear 1
his funeral being preached as he had !
been reported dead. Many more in-?
teresting things were told and war j
records of some of the veterans se- j
The ladies had equally as good a j
time in the parlors and hallway, chat- ?
ting . Mrs. Nick Broadwater played
and sang a number of pieces she play
ed during the war. These were much ;
A sumptuous dinned was served !,
under the trees. The baskets were |
filled with the best of things and cof- j
fee and iced tea were served. After
dinner all gathered in the house and j
sang old war ballads.
Before leaving, the Daughters and
veterans discussed having a picnic
for the returned soldiers.
One of the town's most beloved
and honored citizens, Mr. G. P. Cobb,
passed away Saturday morning after j
several months' illness and although
the end was not unexpected, the
news came as a shock.
Mr. Cobb will be greatly missed
from the town, for in every good en
deavor he was always identified. He
was quiet and gentle, and he moved .
through his life in an unassuming
manner, doing whatever he could. It
was just that that made him so belov
ed, and will make him to be so missed.
In his home he was the mainstay,
and it was here his beautiful charac
ter shone with such lustrt. To those
who learned on him, he was their
strong support j with loving hands,
making life's way smooth.
He was a real Christian, loving his !
church and the cause of Christ, and
was never known to refuse to con
tribute to any object. To live such a
life is not to die. The influence of
this life will live on and on.
Mr. Cobb leaves a widow, a broth
er of Belton and a step-daughter,
Miss Sue Sloan besides many rela
The funeral services were conduct
edSunday afternoon in the home by
his pastor, Rev. W. S. Brooke, who
spoke beautifully of the departed.
The body was carried to Mt. of
Olives cemetery where it was laid to
rest beneath a mound of flowers.
Mrs. Frank Landrum and childr
of Florence are guests of Mrs. A.
Dr. Claude Latimer of Chariest
has been spending a few days he
with his mother, Mrs. S. J. Latim<
His friends were all glad to see hi
Dr. S. G. Mobley celebrated 1
84th birthday on July 3rd. His brot
ers and their families, his sister, M:
Latimer, and a few others were i
vited to be with him on this hap]
occasion. A very enjoyable dinn
There were many good wishes <
ring the day from warm friends, e
pecially the wish that he see mai
Mrs. Rhodes of Hampton is vis:
ing her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Crim
Mr. O. D. Black has gone to Loui
ville, Ky., for his annual visit to tl
firm for which he has been travellii
for fourteen years.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix ar
son,' and .Miss Floride Hendrix i
Leesville spent Sunday here with M
and Mrs. J. M. Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cox have gone 1
Hendersonville, N. C. to enjoy tl
The death of Mr. Charlie Crouc
which occurred on Saturday was
very sad one, and the town mourne
with the grief stricken family.
Mr. Crouch came here about a yes
ago to make his home with his siste
Mrs. Rushton, and about two monti
or more ago, was taken sick and hs
been suffering all this time. Lovin
hands ministered so faithfully da
and night, that he might be relieve
and restored. Finally he became pai
Mr. Crouch was a man that wa
held in highest regard and esteen
and although he had lived here onl
a short while he had made strong tie
of friendship and during his illnes
his friends were very solicitous.
Mr. Crouch was a good man; h
ivas a neighbor in every sense of th
word; he was a father most loving
and a devoted brother. He loved th
Lord and in his go.ng he has jus
pone on before to await the coming o
loved ones. That he had a vision o
the heavenly mansions was that afte
lying paralyzed for some time, whil<
loved ones stood by, be suddenly lift
ed his hand to heaven, a smile illumin
cd his face-and he was gone.
He leaves one daughter, Mis:
Connie Crouch, four sons, and tw<
sisters, Mrs. Octavia Rushton an<
The body was carried to Ebenezei
church Sunday afternoon where Rev
W. S. Brooke, in the service spok<
in beautiful and comforting words ol
his life. The body was laid to rest be
side the graves of his wife and tw(
daughters. Many beautiful. flower;
were sent by loving friends.
The last meeting for the summei
of the Emily Geiger chapter D. A. R.
was held on the afternoon of Julj
4th, with Mrs. John Wright, this part'
ly being in celebration of the fourth
In absence of Mrs. Scott, Mrs. P. N
Lott, vice-regent, presided. It was
gratifying in reports to learn thal
during the year the third payment oi
the endowment fund had been made
by the chapter, this chapter being a
founder. It was also reported that
one of the members had listed as a
founder of the school. All chapter
pledges are paid, gifts to the George
town school and French Orphan.
Suggested topics for the study
course, were handed in. The program
was very interesting and several good
papers were given: "The Magna Char
ta," by Mrs. P. N. Lott; "The Fall o?
the Bastile," Mrs. Harry C. Strother;
"The Constitution," Mrs. J. H.
Later the hostess invited all into
the dining room where they were
seated at a beautifully appointed ta
ble, the decorations being large bowls
of red, white and blue flowers. An
elaborate salad course with iced tea
was served. Mrs. James Cullum and
Mrs. H. D. Grant assisting the host
The last meeting of the New Cen
tury Club was held with Mrs. J. A.
Dobey on Tuesday afternoon, Miss
Clara Sawyer presiding.
The study course for the coming
year was voted on, this to be Jewish
History, and the club will meet twice
a month. It was decided to have a
^reciprocity chairman, also chairman
Pleasant Lane News. .
Born Thursday, June 26, a daught
er to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lanier ,
Mrs. Jesse P. Timmerman and little
son, J. P. Jr., returned from a visit
to relatives in Fort Mill, S. S.
The barbecue given in Mr. G. M.
Timmerman's grove last Saturday
was a most enjoyable event. Both
young and old spent a most delight
Mrs. J. P. Timmerman entertain
en a number of children in honor of
her brother, Master Elliott Bennett,
of Fort Mill, S. C. '
Mrs. Cheatham and daughters,
Misses Ethel and Corrie, were week
end visitors in our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hamilton spent
Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Timmerman and
little daughter, Lula, of Horn's
Creek, spent the last week-end here
Major John Warren.
The glad hand was extended to.
Major John Warren this morning
when he came to Edgefield, having
reached home yesterday. Major War
ren has made a fine record in the mil
itay service. Soon after this country
declared war on Germany, he volun
teered and went to an officers' train
ing camp where he received a com
mission as captain. After going to
France he received the well deserved
promotion of major. The Advertiser
and the people of Edgefield county
are very proud of the splendid record:
of this Edgefield boy.
of fine arts. The club is having sent
to the General Federation Magazine,
some of the best poems of one of its
members, Mrs. F. M. Boyd, and her
picture will appear with these. ThiV'
is a memorial to her from the club.!
The subject for the afternoon was
some of the important issues of the1
day. Mrs. H. D. Grant read the Peace!
Treaty, Mrs. P. N,. Lott';'." spoke
Suffrage and .Miss Zena Payne, Na
tional Prohibition. Miss Antoinette
Denny gave several piano selections.
The hostess served a dainty salad
course with iced tea and patriotic
colors were beautifully carried out.
The Red Cross chapter here has
contributed $10 toward the entertain
ment of the returned soldiers which
will be given in Columbia. The mat
ter of having the district nurse was
voted on favorably at the last meet
Mrs. J. H. White and Miss Hallie
White will leave this week to spend
two months in the mountains.
Mr. Stanton Lott has gone to Cal
ifornia to visit his brother, Mr. James
Richardson, and while away will
?make an extended western tour. Up
on his return he will visit his sister,
Mrs. Swan, in Colorado, Texas.
Misses Edna Sawyer and Madge
Bland are guests of the Misses Saw
Mrs. C. P. Corn is at home after
a visit to her parents in Walhalla.
Mrs. Mary Waters has returned
from a two weeks' stay in Greenwood
with her sister.
Mr. J. L. Walker has been quite
sick at the University Hospital in Au
gusta for two weeks but is now rest
ing more comfortably, his friends are
glad to learn.
Dr. McMillan and Miss Mary Mc
Millan have been guests of the for
mer's sister, Mrs. H. D. Grant.
Mrs. J. W. Brown contemplates a
visit to Texas to see her sister, Mrs.
Azilee Lott Swan, and will also visit
her brother, Mr. James Richardson
and his family in California.
Mrs. Porter Dorn of McCormick,
is visiting relatives.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Claude Lott entertained the We
are-Twelve club in a happy manner
and everyone greatly enjoyed the oc
casion. The rooms were attractive in
quantities of daisies and the score
cards were decorated in flowers.
There were about 50 friends present.
The chief diversion was 'progressive
rook. After an animated game the
hostess served an elaborate salad
course with iced tea.
Mrs. John White is the guest of
her daughter Mrs. Lon Crouch.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bradford of
Columbia and Miss Creighton of
Seneca, relatives of Mrs. G. P. Cobb,
came over to attend the funeral of
Mr. G P. Cobb.
Politicians have slogans that rally
their friends around them, nations
have slogans that call their people to
patriotism. The only church slogan I
know, if it .may be called one, which
rallies the listeners, is the phrase, "an
all-day meeting with dinner on the
..grounds." One of these occasions
was the sixth of July when the First
Baptist Church of Edgefield was ded
icated and when, from many miles
around people came to hear three
masterly sermons and to clasp the
I bands of old and new friends,
.' I have heard it said that anyone
who has ever lived in Edgefield or
visited here likes to come back again.
Stinday we saw that those who have
preached here like to . come and
Literature and speech making may
be divided into three classifications:
the literature which causes us to be
inspired, to be uplifted and helped;
that which teaches, instructs and
clarifies; that which arouses, stirs,
and stimulates. I know of no better
illustration of this than the sermon
o* the morning by Dr. M. D- Jeffries,
which inspired us to give the best of
ourselves to the service of God; the
sermon of the afternoon by Dr. P. J.
McLean which instructed us in the
thought that the world owed a great
debt-to the Christian church, and the
sermon of the evening by Dr. C. E.
Burts which aroused us to the
thought that the Brotherhood of man
and Democracy belong to the new or
der of living,
i The excellent music which always
roves any meeting was furnished
? Miss Helen Dorn and Mrs. Lily
Cogburn at the pipe organ, Misses
iam. Norris, Elizabeth Calliham
ahd Mrs. A. B. Carwile, being assist
ed by an able choir and orchestra of
This was an occasion when the
aged ?grew middle aged and the mid
d''<?/2ged grew youthful during these
i^Bic?s;. which helped everyone.
[S^r/i'cT.G. tee Vr?? the'centre from'j
which all this good will, radiated.
Some preachers are popular with all |
of the people some of the time, with
some of the people all of the time,
but Dr. Lee is popular with all of the
people all of the time.
We were glad to welcome among 1
us our friends of the other churches I
of the town. Our friendship and iel- :
lowship with God grows in proportion 1
to our friendship with our fellowman |
and our spirit of good will toward all j
fellow-workers of all denomina
Several men were talking about
the uniting of all the churches. One I
man, a Methodist, using the argu
ment that since they were all joined
together by a common tie of brother
hood, since they were all impelled by
the same power toward the same goal
and all more or less alike, they
might be compared to a train of cars.
Since they were so closely associated,
he thought there was only a step to
the goal of uniting. One gentleman
in the crowd, a Baptist, said he
thought the comparison a very apt
one provided that his denomination
might represent the pullman cars of
the train. The Methodist replied that
the idea would be very appropriate
since he understood that among the
Baptists there were a good many
"sleepers." Sunday was a day of
awakening when the drowsy-eyed
Baptists came to the realization of
the huge task set before us. In the
words of the Marseillaise I might say:
"Awake ye sons of our country,
The day of glory has arrived."
The day of glorious achievement
for the Kingdom of God has come,
not only through the Baptists or any
other sect but through all those who
call themselves Christians.
Program of Sunday School
The Edgefield County Baptist
Sunday School Convention will be
held at Horn's Creek Church, Wed
nesday and Thursday, July 30th and
31st, 1919. / N
ll :00-Devotional exercises, con
ducted by John D. Hughey,
12:00-Report from various Sun
12:30-Query. How can we im
press upon the average scholar, the
importance of learning the lesson,
taking care of the Sunday School lit
erature?-S. A. Brimson, Rev. P. B.
Lanham and W. B. Cogburn.
1:00-Adjournment for dinner.
2:00-Query. The importance of
putting the first things first-E. J.
Norris, Rev. J. W. Kesterson, Rev.
E. L. Coogler.
2:40-The Sunday School as an aid
to destroy illiteracy from our State
-Rev. R. G. Lee, Hon. J. L. Mims.
3:30-Reports of committees and
11:30-Sunday School address by
Rev. T. J. Watts, State Sunday
11:00-Devotional exorcises by
Rev. C. G. Wells.
12:15-Relation the Sunday School
bears to the church, Mrs. J. L/Mims.
1:00-Recess for dinner.
2:00-Can Christian teaching be
adequately done without the Sunday
School? Rev. John E. Jackson, W. E.
Lott, O. Sheppard and J. H. Cante
2:40-Is Sunday School work pro
gressing as it should? Rev. H. B.
White, John K. Allen, M. B. Hamil
ton, R. T. Strom, W. J. Talbert.
Miscellaneous business and ad
We hope all delegates will prepare
reports of their respective Sunday
John D. Hughey,
Rev. P. B. Lanham,
S. B. Mays,
A. S. Tompkins,
John E. Bacon Dies in Wash
Monday morning the body of John
E. Bacon was interred in the Edge
field cemetery, his death having oc
curred in Washington as the result
of a surgical operation. He was well
known by the older generation here,
being a son of John E.'Bacon and Re
becca Pickens Bacon, his mother hav
ing been a daughter of Gov. F. W.
Pickens. Mr. Bacon graduated from
the University of South Carolina,
where he made a splendid record
throughout his college course but in
stead of entering upon the practice
of law as did his distinguished father,
he entered upon commercial life. It
has been a number of years since he
resided in Edgefield. Mr. Bacon is
survived by an only bfother, Mr.
Pickens Bacon who accompanied the
body from Washington to Edgefield.
Sunday School Convention at
Steven's Creek Church.
The annual convention of the
Edgefield County Sunday School As
sociation will be held in Steven's
Creek Church on Wednesday, July
23. The Association is made up of
Sunday Schools of all denominations
in the county, who hold each year,
convention where methods of work
are presented. All who are interested
in building up and improving their
schools are invited to be present at
this convention. The Superintendents
of all Sunday Schools in the county
are asked to appoint delegates to at
tend. Efforts are being made to have
all schools in the county repesented.
The program committee have se
cured a number of strong speakers
for the occasion, using the following
from Edgefield County: Rev. A. L.
Gunter, pastor -of the Edgefield
Methodist Church; Rev. R. G. Lee,
pastor of the Edgefield Baptist
Church; Rev. D. W. Kellar and Mr.
J. H. Cantelou. In addition to the
above, the State Office at Spartan
burg will be represented by R. D.
Webb, General Secretary, and Miss
Cora Holland, Children's Division Su
The officers in charge of the Coun
ty Sunday School work are as fol
lows : President, J. H. Cantelou., Edge
field; Vice-President, S. B. Mays,
Edgefield ; Secretary-Treasurer, W.
W. Fuller, Edgefield; Young People's
Superintendent, L. G. Watson, Tren
ton; Adult Superintendent, Rev. A.
L. Gunter, Edgefield; District Presi
dents: No. 1, J. C. Lewis, Johnston;
No. 2, J. M. Shaffer, Pleasant Lane;
No. 3, H. E. Quarks, Cold Spring.
Continued Rains ??lake Grass
Grow. Labor Scarce. Roads
Bad. Tribute to Edgar
We had lots of rain week before
last, very hard, washing rains and the
grass grew and increased very rapid
ly and took possession of the crops.
I fear the lazy negroes on this place
will never work it out. They are the
laziest set that I ever saw.
The past week has been hot and
dry and the grass that was hoed and
plowed up, died. We had some good
breezes which helped us not to smoth
er. The fourth of July was a scorch
Sunday was plenty warm, though
we had a good breeze. For a while
it looked as though we would have
some rain, but that passed off and
now it seems a dry spell is on.
Fruit, with the exception of black
berries has been a failure with us
this season. Blackberries were al
most beyond reach, for if the coon
picked them, they asked fifteen cents
I did have a pretty garden until
the rains came so steady, but now
grass and weeds are too high and
thick for me to battle with. My
strength will not hold out to con
Such a thing as getting a hand for
a day's work is put of the question.
They are "every man to himself"
and no help for the neighbor. The
society down here has them bound
over not to help the white people.
They are all so rich now that it is al
most impossible to get a wash wo
man, and cooks are not to be had at
all. What is thc world coming to?
We are down this side where we do
not get out to visit at all and when
Sunday comes everything is too tired
to go to church or Sunday School,
??rd as I can't crank .-oT^run^he car,:
have tb stay at home and' do not
catch the news. ,
Am told Mr. Hugh Harrison, is'
quite sick today. Hope he will soon
be up again.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bunch are
both complaining a good deal. Mrs.
Sallie Bunch is very feeble. Mrs.
;Luta' Baynon also is feeling very
?badly.. For myself, I am just worn
I have had lots of people in auto
mobiles come and stop to ask me if
there is any better road ahead of
them, or any- way to leave this one
and find a better road. They want to
go to Clark's Hill, Greenwood or
Greenville. They are all on their way
to North Carolina. All pronounce
this the worst road they have ever
tried to travel and say it is a disgrace
to the state, much less the counties
of Edgefield and Aiken.
You people who pay road tax and
automobile licenses should demand
better roads. Some of the people
were coming from Florida on their
way home to North Carolina and
said the roads they came over in
Florida and Georgia were grand.
To strike such roads as these they
would go back to Augusta and go by
Columbia rather than continue on
this road, that is', if they did not
break down before they could get
back to Augusta. Some from Green
wood coming down, say the people ori
the Martintown road ought to mob
We have just heard the sad news
of Mr. Edgar Lanham's death. We
sympathize with his bereaved fam
ily. No longer than a week ago we
saw his mother and sister in Augus
ta and his mother spoke of his hopes
of attending Cl'.'mson College this
fall. We have not heard the particu
lars of his death, but suppose he must
have taken cramp while in bathing.
His two elder brothers crossed the
Atlantic and went through the ser
vice. Preston has returned home with
out injuries. They do not know where
Wlilie is just now, but we hope he
will soon be home. Another vacant
chair to remind and keep the hearts
sore and aching for their loved one,
who was so strong and was snatched
from them without a warning. God
knows why, we do not. May He com
fort the bereaved ones and care for
them in their great sorrow.