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Annual Meeting Woman's Mis
sionary Union. Mr. Bledsoe
and Mr. Clark Elected.
The annual meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Union of the Ridge
Association will be held at the Sardis
Baptist church on August 12 and 13.
A very full and interesting program
'has been arr?nged and it is hoped
that every one of the churches in the
association will have full represen
tation. Miss Sallie Mae Burton of
Batesburg, a very consecrated wo
man, is president of the association.
The annual protracted meeting be
gan on Sunday at Rocky Creek
church,, the first service uting held
Sunday afternoon. Rev. W. S. Brooke
is supplying this church, reaching
every first Sunday.
The friends of Miss Frances Tur
ner will be pained to learn of her se
rious illness at the Baptist Hospital
in Columbia. Following the operation
pneumonia developed in a few days.
Her mother has been with her during
the entire time, also other members
of the family.
An election for cotton weigher was
held here last Saturday and the two
* elected were J. W. Bledsoe and Sim
Clarke, their term of office being
The problem of marketing cotton
here is becoming a serious one, as the
present facilities are entirely inade
quate. There has been a suggestion
that the Town Council appoint a com
mittee whose duty it would be to in
vestigate and at a meeting of the bus
iness men of the town and communi
ty, make a report.
While visiting in Tampa, Fla.,
Miss Sue Holmes and Mr. Olin Fowler
were married at the home of rela
tives. The latter has just returned
' Mrs. J". Howard Payne 'and little
Margaret, Mrs. J. A. Lott and Master
Marion, went to the mountains of
North Carolina last week to spend a
while. Mr. Will Hoyt went on Sunday
to join his family who is spending the
summer in the mountains
Miss Lizzie Wright went to Bam
berg on Thursday to visit her cousin,
Miss Edith White.
Mr. Jule Wright, of the Southern
Railway, is here with relatives for a
Mr. Albert Woodward of North
Carolina is here for a visit to friends
who are glad to greet him again.
Little Sara Carolyn Dobey who has
been ill with pneumonia, is now able
to be up and about the house, which
is a great delight to all.
Misses Maude Wright and Emmie j
Mitchell returned last week from a
two weeks' stay in Augusta.
Mrs. Paul Perry and little daugh
ter have returned to Bookman, after
a visit to relatives. She was accom
panied home by Miss Orabel Perry.
Mrs. W. P. Cassells and children
are at home from Ellenton, where ?
they visited in the home of Mr. Hor- ?
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, of Green- :
wood and Mrs. DeSaussure Hogan of
Congaree are the guests of their sis
ter, Mrs. H. W. Crouch.
Misses Antoinette Denny, Helen
' Lewis and Ella Jacobs are at home
from a visit in New York.
Misses Mary Smith and Helen I
Marsh and Messrs. John Owen Smith
and J. B. Yonce are at home from a \
trip to Sullivan's Island, where they
enjoyed the pleasures of the surf and
the cool breezes. While there they
met with some of their friends.
Mr. Summers Weaver is spending
a while here with relatives and there
are many old friends who are glad
to greet him. His boyhood home was ?
the old Weaver place that was near!
Mt. Tabor church and there are many
who recall pleasant days spent in the
Mr. John Waters and Miss Mary
Jenkins are expected this week to vis
it in the home of the former's broth
er, Mr. G G. Waters.
Mrs. Walter Sawyer entertained
the We-Are-Twelve club on Friday in
a very happy manner. Occasions m
her home are always very enjoyable.
Mr. Chester of Macon, Ga., has
been for a visit in the home of Mr.
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons has
accepted a position as matron at Co-\
ker College. The college is very fortu
nate in securing Mrs. Simmons who is
a noble, Christian woman and well
qualified for the position. .
Mrs. David Crim and children have
gone to Chimney Rock, N. C., to stay
the month of August.
Miss Virginia Harrison, who has a
position in Hartsville, is spending a
while with her mother, Mrs. A. P.
Harrison. ' /
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are expecting
next week to visit them, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Strother of Walhalla and Dr.
and Mrs. William Corn of Atlanta.
W. C T. U. Meeting.
Monday afternoon Pt 6 o'clock the
W. C. T. U. was entertained in the
home of Mrs. W. L Dunovant, and in
spite of a steady drizzle most of the
day a very good program was carried
Mrs. E. J. Norris conducted the de
votions and Mrs. Manly Timmons
read a fine article on "The church
and the W. C. T. U.," showiug that
this pioneer temperance organization
was the child ci: the church and an
aid in betteriiig conditions in the
Mrs. W. L. Dunovant gave an en
thusiastic account of her recent trip
to Montreat, giving many interesting
and amusing as well as instructive in
Mrs. Tillman read an article on the
"W. C. T. U. the Pionrsr of all Wo
man's Clubs," this organization hav
ing paved the way for ?'ill activities of
women in the person of Frances Wil
lard who blazed the trail for the wo
manhood of the world.
Mrs. Estelle Norris of Johnston,
had been invited to come and tell of
her recent opportunity to attend the
Methodist Centenary in Columbus,
Ohio. This was most delightfully giv
en in a paperfj^hich Mrs Norris had
prepared and which will be published
in next week's paper.
Jubilee pledge cards, were dis
fcribjui?k-aakit each-member, asked to
gain a new member by next meeting.
A collection was taken for the French
Orphan. Th? next , meeting will be
held with Mrs. A. L. Gunter in Sep
Great Day for Edgefield.
Saturday, August 16, will be a
great day in Edgefield. After the un
veiling of the memorial tablet two
patriotic addresses will be made in
the. Court House by two men, young
men, who are serving their day and
generation well. Neither of these men
have ever spoken in Edgefield before.
Therefore, a new treat, not something
stale, is in store for those who attend.
Addresses will also be made to the
colored people at Macedonia church
by Judge Hammond and Major Till
Welcomed New Pastor.
The following dispatch in this
morning's Columbia State shows what
a warm welcome has been extended
to Rev. and Mrs. P. H. Bussey, who
have just located at Andrews, S. C.,
to make their home :
Andrews, Aug. 5.--There were un
ion services at the Baptist church
Sunday , night to welcome the new
pastor of that congregation, the Rev.
P. H. Bussey of Greenwood, who re
cently accepted a call to this pastor
ate. Welcome addresses were made
by the Rev. J. E. Ford of the Metho
dist church, and the Rev. D. M Clark
of the Presbyterian church, after'
which Mr. Bussey made a few appre
ciative remarks, and preached a ser
mon to a large congregation, many of
whom had to stand for lack of sitting
This field originally included two
churches in the county, but recently
the Andrews church arranged to call
a man for all of his time.
Mr. Bussey is a young and capable
minister, and has mad? a very favor
able impression upon the people of
the town. He expects to move his fam
ily here about November 1.
Card of Thanks.
I take this means of expressing my
deep appreciation for the splendid
support given me in the election Sat
urday for cotton weigher. I shall
further endeavor to show my appre
ciation of this manifestation of con
fidence in me by rendering the best
service of which I am capable to all
of the people.
WILLIAM G. BYRD.
? Welcome for Our Soldiers.
On Saturday the 16th, the Memo
rial Tablet for our soldiers who have
given their lives as well as in com
memoration of those ' who still live
to serve their county, will be unveil
ed on the Court House. This tablet
was purchased by the Edgefield
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion with the aid of some who loved
t?ie memory of the boys and honored
As this presented an auspicious oc
casion for the welcoming, home of our
men, the program which appears in
this issue has been.prepared, and as
all the soldiers of the county are in
vited and the welcome will be in be
half of the county each family who
comes is asked to bring a basket that
the hundreds who come beside the
soldier boys may have plenty and to
spare. The dinner will be served near
the Court House.
There will be a meeting at the
same time at Macedonia church for
the colored soldiers and the colored
people will serve dinner for them
i there. The same speakers will address
both audiences, going back and forth
. There will be a band furnished by
the citizens of Edgefield and every
thing possible will be done to make^
the home coming day be happy. All
the people in our county are invited
and everybody, no matter where you
live must be a host or hostess for
these wonderful guests of ours, the
returned soldiers. Let everybody be
gay and joyful and kind-and helpful
on this occasion. / *
On August 16, there will be thou
sands of hosts and hostesses and sev
eral hundred guests. Who of all the
j thousands will be the jolliest and
j most cordial and most hospitable
. host? This will be one day when it
will be in order to laugh and make
An ideal Colored Leader.
The faithful and honorable record
which Rev. William Peterson, famil
iarly known by both white and col
ored people as "Uncle" William
Peterson, has made as a colored min
ister and as a* resident-of the Lime
stone section of*the county deserves
special mention. He was in Edgefield
yesterday and when the writer met
?him on the street we engaged him in
I conversation, as we have frequently j
? done in the past. It is interesting to
I hear him tell in a modest and unobtru i
sive manner, something of his re- ?
Imarkable record as a minister. Al-1
though now past the three score and
ten milepost, he is the active pastor
of four large churches. He has been
the pastor of one of them 45 consecu
tive years and has served another
church 40 years, his pastorate of the
other two extending over about 20
years. He was ordained for the minis
try in the church which he has been
serving for 45 years and during his
ministerial life has never had any di
vision, discord or unpleasantness of
any kind among his flocks. His walk
and conversation, his goings in and
out among his people, all down
through the years has been so blame
less that his reputation has never
been tarnished nor his usefulness im
paired. Furthermore, "Uncle" Will
iam Peterson has held the confidence,
respect and esteem of the white peo
ple among whom he has, without in
terruption, spent his long, useful life.
Would that the colored* people of
every church and every community
had such a wise, conservative leader
as this devout, consecrated, colored
man has been to his people!
A Travelling Man's Experience.
You may learn something from the
following by W. H. Ireland, a travel
ing salesman of Louisville, Ky. "In
the summer of 1888 I had a severe
attack of cholera morbus. I gave the
hotel porter fifty cents and told him
to buy me a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy and to
take no substitute. I took a double
dose of it according to ;he directions
and went to sleep. At five o'clock the
next morning I was called by my or
der and took a train for my next stop
ping place, a well man."
Cures Old Sores, Other Remedies Won't Cure.
Thc worst cases, no matter of how long: standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieves
Pain and Heals at the same time. 2i-. 50c, MSf
A Delightful Occasion.
From time to time for several
months the Baptist Mission society
has appointed a time for beginning a
mission study calss. Each time there
were heavy rains, and it became evi
dent that at this late day before the
annual Woman's Missionary Union,
if something was not done speedily
there would be no class held. Accord
ingly on invitation of the president
of the society, Mrs. D. B. Hollings
worth, the ladies accepted a very cor
dial invitation for a day at her home,
in which the whole time would be
spent in study of the Manual of W.
M. U. Methods.
It rained again this time too, and
some one said it looked as if the ele
ments, meaning Providence, was
against the enterprise, but that could
not be. Another said it was to try our
faith and tenacity of purpose.
By the hour to begin, automobiles,
buggies and carriages had conveyed
more- than twenty-five ladies to the
lovely home of our mission society
president and on the spacious piazza
where many, many more could have
assembled, the class was held. The
yard was beautiful with coleus of
every hue and color and other beau
tiful plants and flowers and the light
rains made the foliage of the stately
trees glisten in the sunlight as it
came . and went. Little squirrels
climbed the trees and ran about on
the lawn .in full light of the women
as-they sat there in Christian fellow
ship to study the great question of
the ages. It was a great occasion.
The devotion were conducted by
Mrs. Abner Broadwater from the
68th Psalm, and ?he chapters were
taken in review, having been previous
ly studied. The chapters on the Wo
man's Missionary Union were igven
by Mrs. J.. L. Mims, "Gifts and plans
of giving," as set forth in the book,
by Miss Kellah Fair. The Young Wo
man's Auxiliary Ideals, Miss Florence
Mims;, The Girls' Auxiliary, Mrs. R.
^.iw^T^Rdyi^Ami^sadoiV Mrs. E.
S. Rives; "The Work of the Sun
beams," Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman.
When this much of the program
had been completed, the hostess an
nounced that lunch would be served.
The whole day was spent in the fresh
air and though it was strenuous in
some respects, there was no tired
feeling at the close of the day.
On the back piazza, tables were set
and this congenial company partook
of a bountiful and delightful repast.
After the dinner, the class was re
sumed, and Mrs. W. B. Cogburn gave
the chapter on Literature^ and the
Margaret Fund and Training School
Mrs. M. E. Norris of Johnston was
present and on invitation gave a
charming description of her visit to
the Methodist Centenary Celebration
in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Norris is
gifted in her descriptives and has a
soothing voice which is full of appeal.
The meeting was closedwith the
singing of "All Hail the Power of
Jesus' Name" sung on the piazza,
without an instrument, each singing
with enthusiasm. All were helped and
inspiredj?or better service.
Ford Trucks Growing in Pop
Just as there are new methods in
business, old time-worn systems hav
ing been abandoned, so are new and
rapid means of transportation being
adopted. One feature about the Ford
trucks that commends them to far
mers and other business men of mod
erate means, is their1 cheapness, both,
in original cost and in operating ex
pense. A farmer can purchase a Ford
truck without tying up much money
and he can afford to keep it up be
cause of the low cost of Ford parts
and repairs. If you need a truck, bet
ter file your order ' now with the
Yonce Motor Company. First come,
Most Delightful Social Affair
of the Season.
The largest and most delightful
social function of the summer season
was the birthday party that was given
by Miss Virginia Addison Thursday
night at her home. Neatly printed in
vitations were issued to nearly one
hundred persons and about seventy
five were present. Soon after the
guests arrived they repaired to the
lawn which was brilliantly lighted,
where twelve tables were arranged
for those who are gifted at bridge.
At the close of a very spirited con
test,* the score showed that Mr. H. C.
Mitchell had made'the highest score
among the gentlemen, receiving the
first prize, a dozen cigars, and the
highest score among the ladies was
made by Miss Helen Tillman who was
presented with a beautiful box- of
stationery. After the prizes were pre
sented ,block cream and several kinds
of cake was served. On this birthday
anniversary the popular hostess was
presented with a number of beauti
ful tokens by friends as an expression
of friendship and esteem. The ^occa
sion will be pleasantly remembered
by all those who were present.
Red Cross Badges.
According to instructions from
headquarters, all Red Cross workers
who have done a minimum of four
hundred hours work *in six months,
are entitled to badges. These service
badges are awarded by periods of six
months each, and a worked must have
served either four hundred or eight
hundred hours in six months before
being entitled to one. The badges are
the same for all, but the different
hours of service are indicated by the
ribbon from which the badges are
suspended: a buff ribbon for four
hundred hours, and a blue ribbon for
eight hundred hours (each in six
months). For sixteen hundred hours
service in twelve months a blae rib
bon with one white stripe is used and
for twenty-four hundred hours ser
vice in eighteen months, a blue rib
bon with two white stripes. ' /
The Edgefield chapter will pay for
these badges for the members of the
chapter, the Trenton branch and the
?county auxiliaries. Every member
?who feels that he or she has worked
the required number of hours in the
six months periods can obtain, a print
ed application to be filled out and
Miss Sarah Collet has been appoint
ed to take charge of this matter, and
the application forms m'dy be'"secur
ed from her and must be returned to
her when filled out.
Please-act promptly if you wish?to
apply for a badge'as the list will be
sent to headquarters before long.
ANNIE M. CLISBY,
Unveiling of Memorial Tablet
1 at Edge?eld Court House,
ll O'clock, Saturday, 16
. Mr. J. H. Cantelou, Master of Cer
America, by band.
Prayer, Rev. A. L. Gunter. '
Unveiling of Memorial Tablet by
children of the families of the deceas
Star Spangled Banner by band.
After the unveiling, simultaneous
meetings will be held in the Court
House, and Macedonia church, Judge
Henry C. Hammond of Augusta and
Major Henry C. Tillman of Green
wood, speaking at both places, alter
Court House, 11:30 a. m.
Introduction of Judge Han^nond,
Mr. S. McG. Simkins.
Address, Judge Henry Hammond.
Music by band.
Introduction of speaker, Hon. J.
Address, Major Henry C. Tillman.
Speakers will be conveyed in auto
mobiles to and from the speaking
I places for simultaneous meetings.
The following committees will ar
range for the entertainment of our
soldier boys, the first named being
chairman: " . .
Brass Band : George W. Adams, W.
H. Harling, Dr. J. S. Byrd and Leon
Dinner: W. A. Strom, A. A. Ed
munds, S. B. Nicholson, L. T. M?y,
J. G. Alford, Mrs. W. B. Cogburn,
Mrs. S. M. Smith, Mrs. J. E. Hart and
Mrs. J. L Mims.
Table: J. R. Timmerman, B. L.
Mims, R. T. Hill and J. L. Prince.
Ice Water: J. W. Stewart, W. P.
Yonce, W. R. Swearingen and J. T.
The Best Physic.
When you want a pleasant physic
try Chamberlain's Tablets. They are
easy to take and mild and gentle in
effect. They are highly prized by peo
ple who have become acquainted with
their good qualities. They only cost
?a quarter. \
RELATION S. S. TO CHURCH
Paper Read by Mrs. J. L. Mims
at Horn's Creek Church
at Sunday School Con
The Sunday School was not origi
nally an organized part of the church,
hut it was the thought of a Christian
trained in the church, to help igno
rant and poorly environed children to
a better life. No doubt it was in the
mind of God to make this the begin
ning of a great movement. Just a
suggestion to the church, which ia
now being adopted by the church in
its proper relationship. For many
years, and even now, churches and
communities have failed to lay hold
on this inspired suggestion and have
themselves been the losers thereby,
just as many other reforms or great
altruistic movements have been sug
gested by the aggressive , work of
some Christian individual or group
of persons, who have had to move
ahead of the church, because their
own enthusiasm and conviction could
not wait for the awakening on the
part of the church.
In the great temperance movement,
the Y. M. C. A., the Red Cross and
Salvation Army and other movements
the church has often looked on, some
times in derision and cirticism, some
times with disapproval, sometimes
with envy, as if some rival of the
church had come upon the scene of
action when really it was the church
itself, through the individual with a
vision, going ahead as a torch bearer
for the Kingdom, doing the will of
the Lord and under His leading. It is
the church in action, because if it had
not been for all the instruction of the
past and preaching of the gospel,
these things could not have been; the
temperance, movement, to rid the
world of strong drink and all its al
lies, which have been for centuries,
. .one. of-the mo?t-unnecessary .and-un
natural and yet one of the most in
siduous foes to the spread of the gos
pel in the earth; the Salvation Army,
once the object of ridicule, now the
admiration of ^1 for its directness
of purpose and simplicity of working
plans, and yet understanding the nat
ural love of the human mind for the
spectacular; the Red Cross, which
has so emcienctly looked afr.er the
bodies and relieved the sufferings of
our men here and over there; the Y.
M. C. A% which has helped to make
the life here and over there better
and has given refreshing hours to the
wearied men, hese, and many other
things, have been, not allies of the
church, but the church itself. Nothing
Tvhich is good is a rival of the church
if we appropriate it. We should never
look askance at any good thing being
done. Nothing but evil is a rival.
In some families there are genius
es and perhaps the father and mother
will say, "No. don't do that. It is im
practicable and visionary." If the son
or daughter goes ahead and becomes
great and good, he is no less a mem
ber of the family. He is a part and
product of it, and has raised the fam
ily to a loftier height and has made
So ?ll these pioneers have been
sent of the Lord to blaze the trail and
make way for the church militant as
it goes forth conquering and to con
quer. - .--*,>?!
God does not wait for every mem
ber of the church to see the vision
before He starts the movement. He
takes the willing man or woman with
a vision and sends them forth. It is
a sad fact that the ordinary mind at
tempts to clog the wheels of progress.
It is human nature to ?ght new move
ments, to throw obstacles in the path
-If you know a rainy season is com
ing, it is not a wiso thing to go
around complaining about the weath
er, or standing out to throw iJ ones
at the rain, as I have seen children do
when they wanted to play in the sun
shine, but to get to work and elimi
nate the grass and weeds from the
crops and gather, so that the rains
may benefit the crops and not the
weeds. Cultivate the good things!
When you know a great reform or
even a movement that you may think
is not a reform, is on the way, do not
stand around and discuss its bad fea
tures or the evils which will come
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