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EDGEFIELD, S, C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16,1912 NO, 37 JOHNSTON LETTER. Rower Show November 9. Lit- j tie Mis? Lowry Entertained. Death of Mrs. Tabitha Rushton. Misses Maud Nickerson, Orlen i Cartledge, Nina Ouzts, and Dr. G. D. Walker went over to Columbia last week to iee "Maud Adams" in Peter Pan. Mr. Luther Lott, of Americas, Ga., is spending a week here with relatives. Miaaes Myrtia, Sue and Ella Smith, spent Thursday and Friday in Augusta. Mrs. Thomas McRae, of Florida, bas been visiting Mrs. C. D. Kenny. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Wright spent Wednesday in Augusta. Mesdames Mattie Scott, of Au gusta, and Nettie Casen, of Jack sonville, Fla., have returned t-> their homes after a month's stay here with.relatives. A very delightful entertainment has been arranged by tho D. of C., to be had on the evening of the flower show day, November 9. This ?will be a "tour around the world," five stopping points to be made, theie to be, Turkey, Japan, Eng land, West Point, and Icelaud, at the homes of b of the members. The program at each place will be varied, with the customs carried out, and the refreshments served will be that peculiar to the country, for instance at Iceland, where the last course is served, ice cream will .be enjoyed. The committee has ar ranged for automobiles to trans port the passengers on this novel voyage. A party that was a great delight to the 36 merry little boys and girls invited was that given by little liss'Alys Lowry on last Monday ifternqon, the- occasion being her [ Uh bTrtHday.^ The little. Jaay re' peived her friends in a dainty lace (rees over pink Bilk, and they were ll soon enjoying themselves out n the lawn in games and other lildieh pastimes. After an hour, ley were invited into the dining )om where the birthday feast waa woad. The table was beautiful in jecorations of pink and green, and upended from the lights, was a irgt basket of pink blossoms with ta pink streamers, one streamer !>eiug a lucky one, and Miss Lona 'erry held it, drawing from the [asket a box of candy. The color iheme was prettily carried out in ie refreshments. Her litttle friends ?ft a number of birthday remem ranees. Miss Nina Ouzts went to Green ?ood the last of the week to vieit latives. Misses Maud Nickerson, Jose line Mobley and Zena Payne )ent the week end at Meeting Ireet at the hospitable home of r and Mrs. Smyly Stevens. Vir. O. S. Wertz bas been elected legate to the Lutheran Synod of ith Carolina, which convenes at 'berry, October 22-25. Megates from the Woman's Visionary Society to the state W. U. in Columbia, November 12 will be Mesdames F. M. Boyd, Ornate Hattie W. Parrish, tr. Graham Smith of Chappells a visitor here during last week, [r. Robert Johnson died on last |dne?lay evening at his borne a miles from here, and the inter it was made at Rocky Creek [rch on Thursday. Mr. Johnson, his sister Miss Fannie John had lived at the Johnson horne ad a number of years, and he had confidence and esteem of all the neighborhood in which he fded. He was a gallant Confed te soldier and received wounds ich crippled him through life, [rs. Tabitha Rushton died at home here on Saturday after Hi after a lingering illness. For feral years she has been in fail health, and for months she had m confined to her roora. She ?er murmured in her suffering, was resigned, and seemed will to God's will and ready to go join her loved ones gone on be She lived for her children and le borne a ?weet and happy spot them, and her one thought was ?ya for their comforLDuring her this love bestowed upon fm was repaid by the untiring nitrations and devotion of her fldren. She was ? membar of the liai church tad her Iii? vari a testimony to her Lord. On S day morning, a concourse of r tives and friends followed the bi to Bethlehem, where it was pla beside that of her husband the 1 Dr. Martin Rushton. Five child are left to mourn this sainted mc er in Israel, Mesdames Olin I son, Mat Barr, and Misses Eva a Jessie Rushton and Mr. Pie Rushton. Parade Committee Makes 1 port. On Tuesday afternoon the para committee for the County Fair h< their seoond meeting at the ho of the chairman, Mrs. Mamie Tillman. The ladles have canva ed the town, and as far as posai have seen every home. The resn have seen most encouraging, mc so than in any previous year. Pn tically every merchant and bu ness man approached, and eve home, has promised to contribi displays of some kind, trade's floa or private rigs, organization flos and baby carriages. The decorated baby oarriage i rade will take plaoe on a sepan day, Thursday preferably, ai promises to be a thing of beaut and there will be a large number entries. This parade as well as i others is open to the friends all ov our county, so let every one beg at once to decorate a carriage, vehicle, and bring it in for t! show, reporting your expeetath to chairman of oommittee. A committee of ladius has bei appointed at Trenton and Johnstoi They have promised their as?ia ance and will be present at the ne meeting.of the cr m m i tte e at Mi J. D. Holstein'? on Tuesday af tc noon Oct. 22. Those appointed Trenton are Mrs. J. D. Mathi Mrs. Knight, Mrs. Jerome Com ney and Mrs. George Wise; f( Johnston, Mrs. J. H. White, Mr J. A. Lott, Mi?. Jd. T.T?rner-ac Mrs. C. F. Pechm?n; for Edgenel? Mrs. Mamie N.Tillman, Mrs. A. I Padgett, Mrs1. W. P. Calhoun, Mr R. A. Marsh, Mrs. A. A. Woodsoi Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, Mrs. J. I Holstein, Mrs. F. F. Moseley, Mr P. B. Mayson, Mrs- P. M. Felthan Mrs. B. Cantelou, Mrs. J. L. Mimi Committee. Flat Rock News. The community was shocked o last Wednesday evening about dar when the news was spread, that M: George Reardon was dead. Thos who were at the Grove church fin Sunday and saw him, seemingly i perfect health can hardly realize h was a corps in less than three days He was at his post of duty whe taken ill and died before medioi aid could he summoned. Mr. Reai den was a little past middle agt but hale and hearty. He is survive* by one son, Mr. James Hearder with whom he lived and oued ?ugh! ter, Miss Mamie Reardon. He wi] be greatly missed in his homo au< Red Oak Grove Sunday School, o which he was a faithful mern ber Instances like that serve to remini us that k'In the midst of life w are in death" and it behooves us ti be ready to meet death at any time for we "know not thc day nor til? hour when the Son of Man co moth.' The farmers are busy picking cotton and sowing grain, quite a lo of grain has aiready been sown. Miss Ruth Vam has arrived tc take charge of Flat Rock school The patrons congratulate thcnaselvei on being able to secure her servie? for this session. There has been quite a lot ol sickness throuph this part of the couuty all summer and fall; chilh and fever have visited almost evers family. Miss Semi, of Vaucluse, has been visiting at the home of Mr. Travis Dorn. Mr. Marcus Timmerraan was a guest at the home of Mr. O. O. Timmerman Sunday last. Holland Brothers musio house has done a good business in our neighborhood this fall. Messrs. Johnnie Bailey, Will Agner and George Dorn, have installed organs in their homes and Mrs. Kenrick has recently purchased a handsome new piano. Observer. Modoc, S. C. "Why did you let him kiss you without your making a struggle?" "Well, mother, he's too las/ to pat a fight for a kif?."-Waahing tos He?id. LETTER FROM WEST. Strong Appeal For Improving Public Roads of the County. Refers to the Savannah Water Power. Dear Mr. Editor:- Will you please allow me spaoe in your val uable paper .to state a few facts. I have never forgotten the correct form of addressing "Raader" and "Veritas." Having read with much interest the letter from "Justice" in your last issr% I wish to say some thing. The plea made by "JustWis good, but it lacks strength because it is an appeal to others to help place you in a position to enjoy life. I doabt the practicability of sueh a plan. People do not usually work themselves into a frenzy about a matter like that. Northern and southern people, they are pretty much alike the world over. When nome of my fellow oitizens were rushing to sell their birth right for a mes? of pottage, I wondered if some of them would not live to re gret it. It may not be too late even now for some of them to learn more about this matter, before going deeper. It would hare been wise for all people owning land along the water front to have held out for what it was reasonably worth and hare given a per cent of the proceeds to improving the main thoroughfares through Edgefield county. You could get the people of Edgefield county together on a proposition like that. The Martin town road follows the creek and river for many miles and if the land owners along this road had agreed to hold their bottom land for a reasonable price, they oould have afforded to give a portion of it to the perma nent improvement of this road and other roa dB, which would have made Edgefield. county a good place in wfi?ch to live. As it is, western' Edgefield county is about the most inaccessible, primitive, God-for saken country in Christendom, in the winter time. The whole land scape looks tired to one who has been where the people look to the permanent improvement of the pub lic highways. I am one of those who expect to come into sudden fortune from owning oreek lands. I will join with the others, who have not yet sold themselves into bondage in agreeing to give a certain portion of this fortune to a fujd for many milos RB possible of the principal roads of Edgefield county. Helping Au gusta will never do us any direct good. Just so you spend your money when you get there it is immaterial to the people of Augusta how you got there. "Justice" speaks of her ancestors having helped to run the Indians .oil. These northern capitalists, re ferred to by Justice, are the pale faces in this deal and they have bi ought with them a string of beads and a few bright trinkets to ex change for our valuable lands. Let us at lem . be good Indians and make th m contribute something towards rui.eliorating our savage condition. A good road from Augusta to Edgeikkl np the Martin town way would turu western Edgefield count}' from a wilderness into a place lit foi ne habitation of man. Then t--: . ince road between the creek am; river would be nice for our Clark's iiill friends. As it is, one must leave his automobile in Augusta and go prospecting if he hopes to penetrate the inaccessible portions of Edgefield county. One can circle thc globe without the least anxiety about making con nections, while it takes a stout heart to penetrate the jungles of western Edgefield oonnty during the rainy, season in winter, when] the roads are to be seen ?at their) best. This is the time the northern; capitalists should try to buy up tho' lands. Then it is when our fellow j citizens would accept ten dollar? an acre for their lands with one! hand while holding their viotimj with the other. A good road from Augusta to Edgefield, by, way of Colliers, and from Colliers to Clark's Hill, wonld mean more to the oounty and the people than anything else I kno of. People would build dec houses along this road and g-, ? schools wonld follow. Then all the young' men. .would sot wan Isar? the lana. Bo if wasters Jfct? i field enjoys any special advantages by being on thv. water front, let us use the.-e natnral advantages toward oar .betterment, momlly, socially, intellectually and spiritually. Did you, ever think what a wonderful influence it has on one's mind, to say nothing of his self respect, to wash up, put on your "Sunday-go to mee'tins?" The influence of good gk goes even deeper than this. >ne of the fundamentals. It is foundation stone of a communi ifyou begin to build higher fthis, then yon have begun at >p. No superstructure is worth iing without a solid founda aat ?, pity we did not hold out for a fair price for oar lands lie ven a part of the pro jtowafd the building of a per Jt road So that the less fortu ne who did not happen to |d on the river and creeks, l;bave enjoyed it with us. Let ^ink of these things and act he it is too late. We must not hin der enterprises by being unreaoon abls cr stubborn, but the good of the people at large should not be ignored while looking out for our individual selves. Huge Vanderbilt Profit An Asheville (N. C.) telegram in an cistern paper gives news of hugfl'profit that has come to George W. Vanderbilt as the result of his investment in North Carolina lands. By a sale made. of large timber on 68,000 acrts of mountain forest land at $12 an sore, to Louis Carr and W. F- Decker, Mr. Vanderbilt wi?l r^ce?ve a profit of $680,000 on an investment of #136,000 made twenty years ago, when he bought thia land at $2 an acre. In addition to this, he retains the land itself and all timber under fourteen in?hes in diameter. The purchasers have twor,*y years j zn 40 k- to^mo\'o-tho'2S0^'?^$0t?? feetTofJlumber estimated t? M Oh* the tract by Overton W. Prioe, who j left the United States forest ser vice with Gifford Pinohot, and now represents Mr. Vanderbilt's forest interests. The contract specifically agrees that the timber shall be out wilh a view of conserving the for est. The purchasers will manufac ture the lumber at Pisgah forest station; on the Transylvania branch of the southern railway, and ship | it from there. The Biltmore estate officials ad mit that they have had surveyors] and hydraulic engineers at work for some time estimating the water power on the estate, and preparing | for big electrical developments, which are expected to take place soon. Mr. Vanderbilt rotains abouti 15,000 acres immediately surround ing Biltmore House for his own grounds.-Augusta Chronicle. Court of General Sessions. The fall terra of the criminal conrt couventd Monday morning, with the Hon. S W G Shipp as the presiding judge. Solicitor George Bell Timmerman is looking after the State's interests and Mr. O B Anderson is serving as stenogra pher. The grand jury acted on the fol lowing indictments: Sam Hogan, malicious mischief, true bill. Jesse Mayson, arson, no bill Wallace Gray, assault and bat tery with intent to kill, true bill. K B Dorn, Will Willis, John Willis,L J Willisand Willie Dorn, murder, true bill. Bunyan Wise alias John Wr.se, murder, true bill. Joe Turner, di spotting of orop under lien, true bill. J W Reese, assault and battery with intent to kill, true bill. Arthur Seigler, murder, no hill. Owing to the absence of a iium h r of witnesses no case went to tho v ry Monday. Sam Hogan was ar gued under the charge of raali iis mischief and pleaded guilty, iving a sentence of $50 fine or .'c foi a period of four months on i he county chaingang. .iou Tamer was convioted of the charge of disposing of crop un der.iien, receiving a sentence of four months or pay a fine of $25. The fine was paid. He was repre sented by Simkina & Kirby and the state by Solicitor Timmerman. As we go to press the court is engaged with the trial of Bunyan Wise. The grand jury will make it? re port this afternoon. CAPITAL WELCOME. Welcomes Northern Capital. Takes Issue With "Justice" as to Value of Lands Along Savannah. Editor Advertiser:- As one of the many viotims of one of the greatest outrages that has happened in Edgefield county since our fore dado ran the Indians out, and took forcible possession of the land, I want to express the hope that "Justice," or to be polite, perhaps I should say Mrs. or Miss Justice, will leave some of us off her list of those who have been frightened in to selling our valuable possessions along Stevens Creek; that great wa ter power which has been of so much benefit in carrying our sur plus soil, and drowned cattle '?0 the ocean, ever since the war, thc first war I mean. I do not see why Mrs. or Miss Justice should have any great fear of northern capital, when most of us have virtually been liv ing on it vor over forty years, and ia addition to that, we have been begging them through paid agents to bring their surplus capital down south, and develop our vast natural resources in order to build ap, and add to the wealth of our country. No, Mr. Editor, we were neither fooled, frightened or cajoled by the water power company, but went into it with our eyes open, with a hope that they would succeed in their undertaking, because we be lieved it ?to be a long step in the way of progress, that would redound to the common good. We need not prate of valuable water powers, when we well know that no indi vidual, or combination of individ uals in our section of country will ever be able to utilize it, even for irrigation purposes, without mak ing concessions in order to enlist ?forge Aggregations of capitaU.If it is as true as some contend, that many of the states, which but a few years back were a howling wilderness, are far in advance of us hi the way of progress, and general prosperity, who but our own people endowed with their phenomenal amount of atand-stillism are to blame. With a true dog in manger spirit, we have guarded our hay until it has be come almost rotten. I own a water front of nearly half a mile along Stevens Creek, but of whai benefit would it ever be to me an a water power, unless I could raise 'money enough to buy out the claims of every one on both sides of the stream above me. As to the value of lands, the largest portion of them are comparatively worth less for farming purposes, and I would not give one-fifth of what the company has paid for them, if I had the money, and was anxious to buy land, for a large portion on ly serve as a bank to hold the stream within its channel during low wa ter. Now, Mr. Editor, I might go on. and use quite a number of argu ments, and point to many personal illustrations, to prove the correct ness of my assertions, but I do not deem it at all necessary at present. I may have more to say at some future time, provided Mrs. or Miss Justice will pardon my seeming im patience this time. You know, Mr. Editor, that Justice was always represented as a woman blind-fold ed, bnt I have seen pictures of her with the bandage slipped from over one eye, and watching out for one side of the scale. But lest I cumber up too much of your valuable space I will dodge out-of-danger. G. W. Med lock. North Augusta, S. C. The Tent Meeting. Rev. Pierce Kinard will come to Edgefield to begin his meeting next Sunda}', the first service being held in the afternoon at four o'clock. There will also be services at night in the tent beginning at eight o'clock which will take the place of the regular monthly union service. Mr. Kinard will be accompanied by Mrs. .Kinard and his daughter, Miss Cecile Kinard who has recently graduated in vocal music. Mr. John Landrum will preside at the piano. The tent will be pitched on the va cant lot on Main street adjoining the home of Mr. J. H. Camelon. Everybody is cordially invited to attend the revival services. Pleasant Occasion. In honor of Miss Eileen Onzts, who is greatly beloved for herself, and honored for her work'B sake, a most delightful shower was given by Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman at her home on Monday afternoon, the guests being the bridal party and the members of the Young Woman's Auxiliary of which Miss Ouzts has been the devoted and efficient lead er for several years. Other guests of honor and those who were pres ent to add beauty to the program for the afternoon were Rev. and Mrs. John Lake, Mrs. R. G. Shan nonhouie, Mrs. J. R. Tompkins and Dr. and Mrs. Jeffries. Mrs. J. R. Tompkins whose sweet and inspiring voice has lent pleas ure on many occasions, sang "Love's Whispers," and Mrs. John Lake told in her winning and winsome way some very interesting oustoms in regard to Chinese marriages and engagements. Mrs. Lake knows just how to relate incidents in such a way as to impress those who lis ten as if they were really there and saw it, and this talk was the most charming we have heard on this subject. Mrs. Shannonhouse followed this talk with a beautiful vocal solo "Felice," beautifully adapted to her voice, and to the pleasant occa sion. A vocal duet, "O that we two were Maying," was sung by Edge ?eld's two gracious singers, Mrs. Shannonhouse and Mrs. Tompkins. But Ed gefiel d eau produce every thing which is needed for any occa sion and now came the time for the gift of poetry to lend a peculiar zest to the occasion.Rev. John Lake read to Miss Eileen one of his beautiful poeiic productions, specially pre pared for the occasion, and it con duct.-.-this description, BO tba; all may tn joy it, for his gifts belong to Edgeiield. After.-tb's beautiful and unique ;>; <>>;; :-.rr, a'r^h?iyyfiry thrilling in cident occured, When Cupri, rep resented by little Allen Samuel, came into the parlor in a chariot of white, bearing gifts, of fine linen to the bride-to-be. These she opened, and admired, as well she might, for they were a joy to look upon, even by those who were not the recipi ents of such bounty. And while this was engaging some, others were admiring the lovely Cupid who had been so generous and thoughtful. On slips of paper, each guest was invited to write a verse containing a good wish to the bride. These were read aloud by Dr. Jeffries, and were inspiring, pathetic and amus ing in turn. Miss Mamie Cheetham proved to be the poet of the occa sion, and was presented with a gold pin, the badge of the Young Wo man's Auxiliary. After these pleasant events were over, the guests were invited to the dining room, tastefully decorated in while and golden rod, the colors of the organization. Here the most refreshing cream and richest of fruit and pound cake were served, ?and when this was enjoyed and the guests looked out to see how long it would be before sunset-lo the evening shadows had stolen quietly but gradually over the face of mother earth-and it was uiybt and the time of sad parting had come. A Guest. A Bridal Wreath. [J. L.andC. B. L. to E. W. 0.] Buttercup and morning glory, Blooming cactus of the night; Butterfly, and song, and story, Falling star, and fading light; Fallen house, and fallen nation, Crumbling rock, and changing scene, Tell us plain, "In all creation, Only love is evergreen." When thc cypress and the cedar And the myrtle and the pino Sle^p in sombre dust and ashes With the ashes of the vine; When, the wreck of worlds v.eom plished, Runs shall fall and skies careel God-and His-shall live forever. For His love is evergreen. And the love that, God implant* Knows no darkness and no de: Be your heritage, our sister, Be your food and drink and b. b, That in wealth or need, undaunte That in health or pain, serene, You may find unfading comfort May your joy be ever green. In the land your fathers gave you, Or, who knows? in lands afar, May a faith unfading guide you Like a never setting star, In a sky unclouded ever; And may garlands evergreen Bind forever and forever His dear name and your's. Eileen^ John Lake' Edgefield, S.iG.^Oct -M, I?2. ?