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VOL77, EDGEFI?LDTS. C., WEDNE^AY, APRIL 17,1912_ NO. 10
Monument Unveiling on Fri
day. District Convention of
U. D. C. a Great Suc
The unveiling of the monument
here to the Confederate dead, will
be on Friday of this week, the ex
ercises to begin at 3 o'clock. A line
will be formed from the monument
to the cemetery nearby, composed
of the school children, the D. of C.
the children of the confederacy and
citizens and visitors, and through
this line will march the veterans
?who will carry the garlands of
flowers which have been placed at
the base cf the monument, to the
graves of the departed heroes, and
decorate them. After the return, J
quartette will be sung, and Dr. W
S. Doreett will offer a prayer. The
speaker of the occasion will be Hon
Thomas McLeod, of Bishopville,
who will be introduced by Rev. I
E. Monroe. "Just before the battle
mother," sung bj Mrs. F. M. Boyd,
with the quartette joining in the
chorus. The unveilers will be the
president of chapter, Mrs. J. H.
White, and Mrs. Angeline Bacon,
oldest members of the chapter, with
the officers and children of the Con
federacy, as honorary members.
"Tenting on the old camp ground,"
will be sung by the school children,
and the benediction by Rev. E. H.
Beckham. On the grounds about
the monument the Boy Scouts of
America will pitch their tents, and
will appear in their uniform which
will add to the scene.
All the veterans of Edgefield
county, are cordially invited to be
present at the unveiling and memo
rial exercises on Friday of this
week, which will begin at 3 o'clock,
and it is hoped that they will as
semble at the monument by 2:30.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher spent Sundry
in Leesville, and in the afternoon
made a talk to the Y. W. A's. and
sunbeams at a special meeting.
Mr. J. M. Turner spent Sunday
in Columbia with Mr. C. F. Pech
man, who is at the Caldwell Hotel,
under medical treatment. His
f riends will be delighted to know
[that he is improving, and conten?
plates coming home soon.
Mrs. J. J. Wetherford and Miss
Inez Wetherford will leave soon to
join Mr. Wetherford in Florida
Mrs. Eleanor Ivy contemplates
going to Greenwich, Conn., at an
early date to visit her daughter,
Mrs. E. A. Schnell.
Miss Angelle Andrews who has
been teaching near Asheville, is here
for the summer months.
Mrs. Henry Clark, of Aiken spent
last week here with her sister, Miss
The district conference, of the
Ridge division, U. D. C., held its
session here last Tuesday, April
9th, with the Mary Ann Buie chap
ter. In this division, there are 19
chapters located at Aiken, Bates
burg, Beech Island, Blackstock,
Camden, Chester, Columbia, Edge
! field. Fort, Mill, Lancaster, Old
Point, Rock Hill, Ridge, Saluda,
Winnsboro and Yorkville. It was
greatly regretted that the attendance
was small, there being only 5 chap
ters represented, Edgefield, Ridge,
Batebburg, Leesville and Columbia.
The presence of these delegates,
with that of the beloved state presi
dent, Mrs. C. E. Graham, of Green
ville, ?nd Miss Alice Earle, vice
president, of Columbia, made a
The exercises were held in the
Turner hall, which showed a pa"
triotic air with Confederate flags
and other decorations of red and
white. Upon the platform were Miss
Earle and Mrs- C. E. Graham and
Mrs. J. H. White, local president,
who conducted the first part of the
exercises which were op?ned with
the Ritual and was followed by
greetings, from Dr. W. S. Dorset,
of the Baptist church, and Rev. P.
E. Monroe, of the Lutheran church.
Reading, "When Lee rode," Miss
Winton Lott; greetings from the
new century club. Mrs. J. W.
Marsh; "The thinning ranks," Miss
Lillie LaGrone, welcome from the
hostess chapter, Mrs. G. P. Cobb;
response for the division, Mrs. U.
Concluding this, Miss Earle took
charge of the meeting, and express,
ed her great appreciation and pleas
ure A the division meeting here,
and gave an excellent talk on chap
ter duties, and offered many goo
suggestions for increase of inter?s
in the work. She introduced Mn
Graham to the body, which rose a
it greeted her. Mrs. Graham is
charming woman, of modest di
meanor, and won the love and ac
miration of ail who had not prev:
ously known her. She was lietene
to with interest, and each felt ic
spired to more loyal work.
Following her address, the mir
utes of the last conference held a
Lancaster were read by Miss Zen
Payne, local secretary, and also al
reports of chapters with reprsents
tives. As a whole, these report
showed godd work done by th
A paper on "Best ideas of chap
ter work," was read by Mrs. Fre<
Cullum, of Batesburg, her fou
principal thoughts being, "A defi
nite object of work," "Each mern
ber some special work," "Worl
made public once a year," and "Or
ganization of children's chapters.'
Resolutions were read by Mrs
White concerning the proper ob
servation of memorial day, whicl
were heartily endorsed and accept
ed. An open session was held and ?
number were ready with questions
The singing of Dixie, closed th<
session. Luncheon was served to al
in an adjoining room, and the cen
terpiece of the table was a miniatur?
cannon in red and white, and abou
on the table were drums filled witl
pot plants, and blooming flowers
Throe courses were served, in whicl
the colors were prettily carried out
The favors were red cards, bearing
the names of the counties represent
ed, in chain links with a claspec
hand of union in the center. Befon
leaving the table Dr. Dorset toast
ed, Mrs. C. E. Graham and Mrs. J
Some time during the fall months
the flower show will again be held
under the auspices of the D. of C.
and all growers of flowers are invi
ted to send their names in to the
registrar, Mrs. Annie P. Harrison?
for entry. An appointed committee
has arranged the flower classifica
tion as follows:
Class A: Finest collection of
Chrysanthemums, 12 varieties, one
Class B Finest single white chry
Class C: Finest single red.
Class D: Finest single pink.
Class E: Finest cream.
Class F: Finest deep pink or car
Class G: Finest single yellow.
Class H: Finest single bronze.
Class I: Best collection pink, 3
varieties, one bloom each.
Class J: Best collection yellow, 3
varieties, ene bloom each.
Class E: Best collection red, 3
varieties, one bloom each.
Class L: Best collection pure
white, 3 varieties, one bloom each.
Clads M: Finest three on one
stem, of any color except yellow or
Class N: Finest number of blooms
on one plant, any variety, not less
Class O: Best collection of dahl
ias, 6 varieties, one bloom each.
Class P: Best collection of cream
and white roses.
Class Q: Best collection mixed
Class R: Best nasturtiums.
Class S: Best carnations.
Class T: Best farfugiun.
Class U: Best maiden hair fern;
Class V: Best spengeri.
Class W: Best Boston fern.
Class X: Ostrich plume fern.
Class Y: Best plumosus.
Class Z: Best begonia.
Class etc: Best collection of be
gonias, not less than 4 varieties.
Class aa: Best collection of palms
not less than 4 varieties.
Class bb: Finest palm.
Class cc: Finest collection of
Class dd: Finest pot plant of any
variety, not classified.
Class ee: Finest cut flower of any
kind, not classified.
Young people's show, 16 years and
Class A: Best collection of chry
santhemums, 5 varieties, 1 bloom
Class B: Finest single chrysanthe
mum, any color.
Class C: Finest number of blooms
on one plant? not less than 5.
Class D: Best chrysanthemum
grown by boy under 14 years.
Class E: Best chrysanthemum
grown by girl under 14 years.
Farm Demonstration Agent
Writes Interestingly of the
of the County.
It is our business to travel over
the country and mix with the peo
ple. It would be monotonous were
it not for the. fact that we meet so
manv people all of whom differ in
their individuality. It was our
privilege a few days since to visit
the Trenton section. Some of our
staunchest citizens live there and
they are good farmers and business
On the plantation of Mr. J. Mon
roe Swearingen we saw many things
that would interest one whose duty
it is to look after the welfare and
uplift of the rural classes. Mr.
Swearingen has forever dissipated
the idea that we can't raise horses
and mules in South Carolina. His
pair of bay mare colts would be a
credit to any stock farm of the blue
grass section of Kentucky. They
are 2 and 3 years old, full sisters
and as much alike as any two ani
mals could be. If we were asked
to put a value on them we would
say $600. Mr. Swearingen, aside
from his knowledge ?f^Sne horse
ilesh and how to raise them and a
hustling and successful farmer, is
also somewhat of an inventor. His
cotton seed distributor is something
new under the sun and it would be
profitable for farmers who use their
green cotton seed to see ic. Ott
this same ridge, a fertile Bec ti on of
Edgefield county lying between
Shaw's creek and Little Horse creek,
are several good fannel s , and pa
triotic citizens, and all of their
farms are well improved.
Mr. Jas. R,. S.mith, trained by his
lather Mr. B, R. Smith, knows how,
to make the earth respond to his
touch. He has a reputation among
the corn growers of South Carolina.
The Harrison brothers were born
and raised in this neighborhood.
TheBe gentlemen-Messrs. B. J.
and Edmund-have the inherited
qualities of the true sotuhern gen
tlemen. They are successful farm
ers and when you come around they
make you feel (exceedingly comfort
able and when duty warns yon that
you should be moving we complain
of circumstances being harsh. Mrs.
B. J. Harrison is one of the most
lovable and popular women in the
state. She is the daughter of Col.
Robt, MoCarty.. Col. McCarty
knows what it is to face grape and
canister, live on hard tack, march
day or night on an empty stomach
and sleep in the snow for bis coun
try's honor. The Col. lives with
his children in their beautiful coun
Next to the Harrison brothers,
livesJMr. H. M. Herlong. Mr. Her
long moved from Saluda county
and in casting his lot among these
people he made a wise move. Mike
was always a good fellow and will
die one. He is quite an accession
to this community.
Neighbor to Mr. Herlong is Hon.
Jerome H. Courtney, our youthful
handsome and brainy legislator. He
is not only a safe lawmaker, but a
farmer who knows and is anxious
to know more about the great
science of making the soil respond
to the skill of thorough preparation,
tilage and proper cultivation.
On the eastern side of Shaw's
creek we find Mr. W. W. Wise, a
man full of energy and frugality.
Mr. Wise owns quite a nice piece of i
several hundred acres. We have
often found him leading his hands.
While it is a heavy tax on one men
tally and physically, yet he delights i
to play this role.
Living near Mr. Wise is Mr.
Henry W. Jackson. Mr. Jackson
is known throughout the county as
Christian gentleman and one of the
main pillars of Philippi Baptist
church. His efforts to elevate and
place agriculture among the sciences
are highly appreciated by those i
with whom he comes in contact. ;
Mr. W. H. Jaokson, son of Mr. i
H. W. Jackson, is one of the pro
gressive young farmers that bids
fair to make his mark in his chosen
Next to the Jacksons live the
Pardue brothers, W. H. and W. E.
These gentlemen are always busy.
Besides being successful farmers
they are also contractors and time
never weighs heavily upon their
hands. They are pillars of the
MPchoo^ taught by Miss Maggie
e next find Mr. Jas. T. Neal,
our'chum of boyhood days, who
lived in Florida for several years as
a trau farmer. He was successful
in bis truck business, but his heart
yearned for his native heath aud 2
years ago he and his interesting
famiJy came back. Mr. Neal is a
bornv farmer and his skill was shown
last year in his big crop of corn
anjtabtton. ' P. N. L.
Another Link in the Chain of
Ked Mother Love*''
vc Mrs. Mims: Having just
ir timely article anent the
iry question in our county pa
feel constrained to write you
lajMfeartilv I endorse every word
youworthily said. As a member]
gW\ C. T. U., as a neighbor
.a citizen I feel like saying,
il of a citizen's rights) as an I
?er, with ten years of my)
besU&oars. given cheerfully and
rfnlly to Edgefield's boys and
and as a mother, my interest J
I subject is second to none j
ith you and Edgefield's count
le$IBod Christian men and wo
rho are fighting this move, I
be allied, to aid if I can, to |
,be all I can do, to send my
to a throne of grace, that
.wise good ?God may spare us
?rtible calamity, for such I re
:he re-opening of a dispensary,
iy child can not be educated
ft money at the cost of the |
Less and peace of other homes,
and even lives, I prefer that
she grow np in ignorance.
May God use you, your facile
pen and your wide influence well,
is my prayer.
Yours in sympathetic appreciation,
Marie R. Middleton,
Dear Advertiser:- This is my first
attempt to write a letter to be pub
lished. |The farmers are all busy
preparing land for planting crops.
The corn is about alCplanted.
Mr. J. V. Cooper's little daugh
ter and little son were visiting re?a-1
ti vea in Trenton Sunday.
Mr. D. P. Boone was visiting)
friends down here Sunday.
Mr. H. H. Scott and daughter are |
expected to visit Mr. and Mrs. H.
Mr. T. L. Harley will leave soon
for Hot Springs, Ark., in search of ]
better health. Mr. Harley is a good
neighbor and will be missed very
much in our chnrch.
Cards are out for the wedding of
Miss Teresa Mealing of North Au
gusta for next Tuesday.
We had a very enjoyable Easter
hnnt at Gardnerville school last
Friday. The mothers, small sisters
and brothers were guests of the
teacher and pupils. The prizes were
won by Misses Lizzie and Christine
Opposes Dispensary Movement.
Having been informed that there
is a movement on foot for the re
establishment of the dispensary at
Edgefield, and knowing that the
sale of whiskey is detrimental to
good government, that it encourages
all manner of immorality, lawless
ness and crime, and retards the
growth of all religious organiza
Therefore be it resolved,
1st. That we condemn in strong
est terms the movement, and pledge
ourselves to do all in our power,
collectively and individually to
prevent the re-establishment of the
2nd. T' sra call on all relig
ious orr .tions, and all good
people jving in law and order
to ta1 > firm stand, and say by
wor -ad action that we object to
thi? stumbling block being placed
before our young men.
3rd. That a a copy of these res
olutions be spread on our minutes,
ind a copy be sent to the county
papers for publication.
B. R. Smith,
S. B. Marsh,
L. G. Watson,
Committee Harmony S. S.
Let us supply you with seed Irish
potatoes. We have them direct
from the eastern seed farm, in all
the popular varieties, suoh as Early
Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobbler etc
Ministers and W. C. T. U. Com.
mended. Cel. Talbert At
tended Unveiling in Co
The following from the Colom
bia state, shows which way the
wind is blowing in politics by the
1 Chester, April 4.-Solicitor J. K.
Henry, who according to Judge
Ernest Gary, has no superior in
this state as solicitor, has issued a
note of warning that will be of im
mense interest to a great many
counties in South Carolina where
petitions are being circulated among
the people calling for an election
to be held at the general election
this fall on the dispensary question.
He said that he desired to sound a
note of warning against mixing li
quor with the general election.
There is being circulated, so he has
heard, a petition to vote at the gen
eral election on the re-establishment
of a dispensary in Chester. "This
will be a terrible mistake," says Mr.
Henry, "because everybody votes
Democratic and Republican at the
general election. It means that the
liquor interests will have an oppor
tunity to get some negro votes on
this question and gradually this in
terest will see that the negro is reg
istered in order to vote him at the
"To mix a vote on liquor with
our general election is the most dan
gerous move made in the state for
many years. It will prove the begin
ning of the end to undisturbed white
'Two years ago I predicted, from
signs that I saw in the political sky,
that this move would be made. The
only safe thing to do is to refuse to
sign such, a petition for such an
eleotion except during an off elec
tion year. This liquor question
should be kept clear of oar politics."
After reading the two last issues
of The Advertiser I want to say:
God bless Dr. Jeffries, God bless
Bro. Shannonhouse, God bless my
old friend Cris Williams, God bless
Bro. Minick, Uncle Iv, old Sol, and
all the good folks whose eyes are
open, and who are not afrid to con
demn evil, and finally permit me to
say, God bless the good women of
the W. C. T. U. We have read your
appeal of "mother love" protest
ing against the re-establishment of
the dispensary, directed to the vot
ers oat side the town of Edgefield,
and especially to the towns of
Parksville, Plum Branch, Modoc
and Clark's Hill. We congratulate
you upon the fine citizenship of the
town of Edgr?ald, and say God
bless your brave merchants, who
are clean, level headed and patriot
ic, and we want to assure you that
the good people of these towns,
have heard your appeal and intend
to stand by you. Amen.
Mrs. James A. Dobey from John
ston, and Mr. and Mrs. Josie Bus
sey from Spartanburg, have been
spending some time with their
mother, Mrs. L. F. Dorn. Mrs. Do
bey returned to her home yesterday
and Mr. and Mr?. Bussey will re
turn this week.
Mrs. Lena Reynolds, widow of
the late Thos. Reynolds deceased,
spent several days last week visit
ing her aister, Miss Annie Reynolds,
whom she reports as quite sick.
Mr. Hunter of North Carolina,
who married Miss Octavia Harmon
of Edgefield, is on a visit to friends
and relatives in Parksville.
Dr. Stone from Saluda is on a
visit to Dr. W. G. Blackwell of
our town. Dr. Stone is a classmate
and friend of Prof. A. C. West and
is I withal a prepossessing : young
Bro. Covington of the Methodist
church preached a most instructive
sermon Sunday afternoon on wit
nessing for Christ. We noticed in
the audience Mr. Will Wells of
Plum Branch, a faithful R. F. D.
carrier. He seems better pleased
with the roads than when we saw
Mr. Dixie Buchanan, wife and
babies spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. T. M. Seigler. Plum Branch
people do love to come to Parks
ville and we do appreciate their vis
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parks spent
the day yesterday with Mr. and
Mrs. Anon. We are so glad to re
port the fact that Mrs. Parks after
her long confinement at home from
sickness, is able to be oat visiting"
The first Sunday in May has been
appointed as the day upon which
our Baptist brethren will call a pas
tor. It looks like, if a preacher from
Orangeburg could come up and car
ry away one of our church workers,
some of our people either male or.
female in order to pay back, or to
some extent fill the place thus made
vacant induce some comely young
preacher to move in our midst We
have the bran new parsonage nicely
finished and paid for too. Now
what say you Miss president of the
matrimonial bureau? Let us, by all
mean?, have the preacher.
The candidates are beginning to
shake hands around, and they are
all cordial good fellows, but let us
judge them more by their charac
ter, and what they have done in the
past, than by what they threaten to
do in the future. Selah.
The last week the weather has
been ideal, and our farmers of the
west pide have put in some telling
work. The lands however, Jon ac
count of the excessive rains the past
winter are cloddy and rough. The
gardeners too have been busy, many
of the fair ones having discarded
the "soft pedal" and the "Lord's of
Creation" have all of a sudden got
ten extremely busy. Mr. Editor you
know how it is.
We are sorry to state, that our
useful, patriotic and intelligent fel
lowcitizen, Mr. R. A. Cochran, of
Rehoboth, is in a hospital in Au
gusta for a serious operation. Mr.
Cochran has been ill for more than
a year and we hope the operation
may be successful and give speedy
Col. W. J. Talbert visited Co
lumbia last week and witnessed the
unveiling of the great monument to
the fortitude, the self sacrifice, the
patience, the devotion of our moth
ers and grandmothers of the south
ern Confederacy. Col. Barn well's
speech was good, the exercises and
reading: acid unveiling: marks, in my
judgment the greatest speech since
The B. Y. P. ?. of the Baptist
church was well amended last night.
Mr. J. C. Morgan made a most
practical talk on "Fulfilling the
law." More Anon.
Rev. Mr. Bailey's Appointments.
Services in the Presbyterian
churches of Edgefield, Trenton and
Johnston, conducted by the pastor,.
Rev. E. C. Bailey, as follows:
Edgefield-First and third Sun
days at ll a. m. Sabbath school 10
Trenton-First aud third Sundays
at 8 p. m., and fourth Sunday at
ll a. m.
Johnston-Second Sunday at
11:15 a. m., and fourth Sunday at
8 p. m.
Letter From State Chairman
To the County Chairmen of Demo
cratic party of South Carolina:
Gentlemen: The State Demo
cratic Executive Committee at its
regular meeting held last night
passed a resolution ordering a eon
vention bf the Democratic party of
South Carolina to be assembled in
Columbia on the 15th day of May,
at 12 m, for the purpose of electing
delegates to the National Democrat
ic convention and a National Com
mitteeman, and for the transaction
of other such business as maycome
You will please issue orders im
mediately to the club presidents in
your respective counties to assem
ble their clubs on Saturday, April
27th, for re-organization, and for
the purpose of electing delegates
to the county conventions to assem
ble on May the 6th.
It will be the duty of the county
conventions to elect delegates to the
state convention and to transact
such other business as may come
before them. Each county is en
titled to twice its representation in
the general assembly of this state.
You are respectfully requested to
urge a full attendance of the people
at the club meetings, as in the past
these meetings have been poorly at
Georgia Cant Syrup, fresh from
the South Georgia farms, at