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?Ital Jieu?paptrla j"wtrtb (toft VOL. 77. E?GEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30,1912 NO, 39 JOHNSTON LETTER. W. C. T. U. Reception Attract ive. Tour Arranged For Flower Show. Chamber of Commerce. The W. C. T. U. gave a beauti ful reception to its honorary mem bers and the teachers of the high school on Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pechman. The home was made more beautiful with palms and ferns, and gorgeous chrysanthemums filled tall vases and lent their spicy fra grance to the air. The hostess stood at the front entrance and greeted the guests, being assisted by Mrs. E. H. Beckham,' and Mrs. M. T. Turner, and Miss Lillian Mobley showed them into the parlor where the receiving line stood, composed of the local president, Mrs. T. R. Denny, state vice-president, Mrs. J. L. Mims, the honorary members, and the teachers of the high school. After a short intermingling of friends Mrs. T. R. Denny con ducted a most enjoyable program, having prayer by Rev. P. E. Mon roe. Mrs. J. L. Mims read a splen did paper on 'Scientific Temper ance Instruction," and Mrs. W. J. Hatcher also gave a well prepared paper. Mr3. Eleanor Ivy, in a sweet and gentle manner gave an oricinal reading pertaining to Temperance. A discussion on "Importance of teaching temperance in the schools," was participated in by Messrs. J. D. Bartley, .7. D. Eidson, S. J. Watson and Prof. W. S. Scott. Temperance songs and piano solos, was a pleasant feature of the pro gram. Rt fresh men U were served of frozen cream and cake, and upon each slice of cake was the emblem of the organization-a white bow of ribbon. The flower show, 3s planned by the ?). of C. promises to be one of the most unique and enjoyable affairs ever held here. The form of entertainment will be a tour, 6 points being visited. "Dixie land," where the flowers will be viewed, will be the first place of interest. Passengers will be transported from here to "Mt. Vernor," at the home pf Mrs. C. F, Pechman and will be entertained with a minuet, led by George Washington. Oysters wiii be served. The next point will be "Turkey," at the home of Mrs. W. L. Coleman, where something in teresting is promised, and white Holland turkey will form a part of the pa?au, Froni here the passengers will pro ceed to the home of Mrs. S. J. Wat son, "Ireland?" where they will be entertained by Irish songs and tab leaux and a salad course will be served. The home of Mrs. H. W. Crouch will represent "Iceland,"' and little Esquimaux will serve you with something cooling and a music pro gram will be enjoyed. The last point of theftour will be "Japan"' at the home of Mrs. M. T. Turner, where fragrant tea and cakes will be served by numerous Japanese. The passengers- will finally be cai ried back to "Dixie Land" to enjoy the flowers. A "Boomer meeting" was held here last Thursday evening in Tur ner hall, and a chamber of com merce was organized. Mr. W. L. Coleman acted aR chairman and <rficers were elected: J. A. Lott, president; V. E. Edwards, vice president, and E. W. Hardy, secre tary and treasurer. To draft resolu tions: W. L. Derrick, J. A. Dobey and G. D. Walker. To solicit members: J. D. Bart ley, H. G. Kidson, W. E. LaGrone and E. H. Smith. The meeting was most enthusiastic and a second one was called an for early date. Mr. Fletcher Wright and Miss Lillie Buzhardt were married last week at the home of the bride's pa rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Buzhardt, Rev. E. H. Beckham officiating. Miss Hortense Landram,of Bates burg, was a visitor here at the home of Mrs. J. P. Beau, la^t week. Mrs. P. B. Waters is at home from a visit to the family of her son, Dr. G. D. Waters, at Saluda. Mesdames A. P. Lewis and B. i F. Landram visited relative at I Bstesburg, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor S. Uood wyn, of Greenwood, spent Saturday and Sunday here. Mrs. Baker and Miss Inez Ba ker of Charleston, have been guests at the home of Dr. S. G. Mobley. Miss Marion Mobley very pleas antly entertained a party of friends on Friday evening, complimentary to Miss Baker. Heart dice was the chief feature of amusement, and re freshments were enjoyed at the con clusion of the game. Miss Nell Ripley, of Augusta, is the guest of Mrs. W- H. Eidson. Miss Beulah Sawyer bas been elected by the Y. W. A. to attend the state convention in Columbia, November 12, with Miss Josephine Mobley as alternate. Miss Edith Wright who has been ill with fever, is much improved. Miss Daisy Brockington spent the week end at Winnsboro. Mr. William Cox and Miss Evans, were married in Atlanta recently at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. Cox is a Johnston boy, and his friends offer sineere congratulations. Betiis-Lucas Wedding at Tren ton. At "The Pine House" the ances tral home of the Bettis family, the marriage of Misa Anna Natalie Bet tis to Dr. Simons Ravenel Lucas of Florence took place on kst Thurs day evening at six o'clock. The house was decorated with exquisite taste by Mrs. Albert Mil ler. The ceremony was performed in the spacious hall, at the rear of which in draperies of w^ite with a border of Southern smilax was an altar surrounded with palms and ferns. The wedding march was played by Miss Sallie Mae Tillman assisted by Bearden's orchestra of Augusta, and as the notes of Mendelssohn's march were sounded the bridal par ty entered as William Bettis and Sabe Miller untied the white ribbons that were across the aisle leading to the altar. The bridesmaids were S?sses Cor rie Lucas, of Florence; Raven Sim kius, of Edgefield; Louisa Dunoan, of Union; Jessie Ford, of George town; Dorothy Bettis and Emma Bouknight, of Trenton. The groomsmen were: Messrs. Henry Bouchier, of Columbia; J ohn Barringer, of Flo: nee; Lewis Per rin, of Spartanburg; Bralton Davis, of Winnsboro; Ravenal Lucas, of Florence; Dr. Ralph Floster, of Timmonsville. Little iIelen Nichol son bearing the ring on a large white chrysanthemum, preceded the bride who came in with the maid of honor, Miss Maud Bettis, The bride ?vas met at th? altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. Marion DuBose, of Florence. They were united in marriage by Bishop Guerry, assisted by Rev. Graves L. Knight. The bride's costume was hand embroidered white saan embellished with Daohess lace draped on cor sage and caught in graceful folds on the train,which was in Directoire t?tyle and over which fell the tilmy bridal veil. Salads, ?ces ?nd cake were served to the half hundred guests and were suggestive in abundance and quality of ante-bellum days when hospitali ty was so freely dispensed at the historic "Pine Houtk," always noted lor its good cheer and wann wel come to friends and neighbors. Those who attended the wedding from Edgefield were: Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Nicholson, Miss Virginia Ad dison, Dr. A. II. Corley, Mr. L. W. Cheatham, Mr. and Mrs. Bettis Cantelou, Mr. and Mn. S. McG. Simkins, Mr. ami Mrs T. II. Rains ford, Miss Kellah Fair, Mr. John Hollingsworth, Miss Christine Tompkins, Mr. E. J. Norris, Mrs. Mary Norris, Mrs. Mamie Tillman. A Guest. Conference in Greenville. The South Carolina Conference of Charities and Correction* will meet next month at Greenville. Dis tinguished speakers have been se cured, including Dr. Hastings H. Hait of the Russell Sajre Founda tion, New York; Owen R. Lovejoy, general secretary of the National Child Labor Committee; Miss Jean Gordon, the noted philanthropist of New Orleans; Mr. J. C. Logan, secretary of the Associated Chari ties of Atlanta; Lt.-Gov. Chas. A. Smith, Dr. W. P. Jacobs and Hon. Richard I. Manning. Civic Leagues, Literary Clubs, Associated Charities, Baraca classes are invited to send delegates. All persons interested in the work of charity and reform will be welcom-, ud to Conference, November IS-14. FLOWER SHOW. An Attractive Premium List Has Been Arranged For the Big Flower Show to be Held at Johnston. The following is the premium list of the Johnston flower show: Class A. best collection chrysan themums, 12 . varieties, 1 bloom each. 1st prize, 1 set sterling sil ver ?tea spoons, Lott-Walker Co.; 2nd, counterpane, J. Neal Lott. Class B, finest single white chry santhemums, prize, marble biscuit board, marble company of Spartan burg. Class C, fin?st single red chrysan themum, prize, $2.50 gold piece, W. L. Coleman. Class D, finest single pink Chry santhemum, prize, $2, Mrs. A. M. Bacon. A ClaBs E, finest sijJrle cream chry santhemum, prize $?pO, S. J. Wat son. ? Class F, finest single carmine chrysanthemum, prize $2.50, Bank of Western Carolina. Class G, finest single yellow chry santhemum, prize $2 box stationary, A. L. Owdom. Class H, finest sinple bronze chry santhemum, prize 25-pound sack of. Hour. Class I, best col-pink chrysanthe mums, 3 varieties one bloom each, 1st prize, 60-pound sack of flour,; Kidson Grocery Co.; 2nd, pocket kuife, John Wright. Class J, best col-yellow chrysan-' them urns, 3 varieties one bloom each, prize 25- pound sack of flour, J. F. Coursey. Class K, best col-red chrysanthe mums, 3 varieties one bloom each, 1st prize, silver card tray, Wm. Schweigert; 2nd, 2 linen towels, Ben j. Wolfe. Class L, best col-pure wjiite chry saathcrnum, -3tariertes one 'bloom each, 1st prize, $2.50, Bank of West ern Carolina; 2nd, 1 dozen winter blooming bulbs, Henry Balk. Class M, finest 3 on 1 st. "n, any color except yellow or bronze, prize $2, Dr. J. A. Dobey. Class N, finest number chrysan themum blooms on one plant, any variety not less than J, prize, cake mixer, A. C. Mobley and Son. Class N N, finest single orange chrysanthemum,prize,scnvenir spoon of Johnston, fleury balk. Class 0, finest single chrysanthe mums, any variety, not classed, prize, agate boiler, V. E. Edwards. Class O 0, best collection dah lias, 0 varieties, 1 bloom each, 1st prize, pair vases, Norris Millinery Store; 2nd, 25-pound saak of Hour, Geo. White. Class P, finest single dahlia, prize 2 pieces agate ware. Class P P, best collection cream and white roses, prize, agate kettle, J. N. Lybrand. Class Q, best col-mixed roses, prize, $1, Mrs. Martha Edwards. Class Q Q, finest single rose, prize, 5 pounds pecans, H.W. Crouch Class ll, finest col-nasturtiuns, prize, 25 pound sack of flour, G. B. Asbell. Class, R R, finest col. carnations, prize, 3-pound can Monogram coffee, J. C. Lewis. Class S, finest farfugiunis, prize, 4 pounds pecans, Mrs. P. N. Lott. Class U, finest maiden hair fern, prize, ladies scarf, M. R. Wright <1? Bro. Class V, finest spengeri, prize, brass clock, Thos. Cherry, Jr. Class W, best Boston fern, prize, : table cloth, Derrick Bros. Class X, best pluraosus, prize, alarm clock, Sam Wolfe. Cla^s Y, best ostrich plume fern, prize, kimona goods, P. B. Waters it Sun. Class Z, best begonia, prize, china meat bowl, G. A. Perry. Class ctC, best collection be gonias, not less than 4 varieties, 1st prize, 1 bushel meal, J. W. Marsh; 2nd prize, pork ham, W. R. Eidsou Class, A A, best col. palms, not less than 4 varieties, 1st prize, cen ter table, G. P. Cobb; 2nd, picture, W. M. Toney. Class B B, finest palm, prize, $2.50, S. J. Watson, y Class C C, finest chi. ferns, 1st prize, toilet articles, Johnston Drug, Co. ; 2nd, 2 dozen winter blooming bulbs; Henry Balk. Class D D, finest pot plant, any variety not classified, prise, um brella,-W. fi.-Moyer. , . C&siiE K, finest cut flowers, any variety not classified, prize, 2 dozen bulbs, Henry Balk. Young People, iClass A, best col. chrysanthe mums, 5 varieties one bloom each, prize, toilet articles, Dr. S. G. Mobley. Class B, best single chrysanthe mum, any color except bronze, prize b?Ule Hudnut's violet toilet water, williams Drug Co. ' Class C, finest number chrysan tl?mnras on one plant, not less than 5 iprize, 2 yards ribbon, M?RS Lila Hhoden. . CJlass D, best chrysanthemum gjpwn by boy under 16, prize, picket knife, P. Shade. '?jClass E, best chrysanthemum igfown by girl under 14, prize 1 Mund Huyler's candy, LaGrone Xjng Co. Rules. fi. All flowers exhibited must be rown by exhibitor. f2. All names of contestants ?t be sent in not later than 3 i's before show, to the chairman, rs. P. B. Harrison. No flowers will be reoeived, ??ept as entries, and must be .jwiceci in receptacles and properly tagged before being received by ?committee. ? i. Flowers will bo received Thursday afternoon and Friday l.nftffning, the 8th, until 2 p. m. 5. All flower? will be in the possession of the committee until li -p. m, Friday evening. . All flowers will be judged at .aWim. Friday 8th. 7. No exhibitor can make more than one entry on each classification. 8. The committee is empowered to make any changes in classifica tion and premium list they deem fit. 9. Dcors open at 6 p. m. Tick ets for "Dixie Land" or flower show and tour, $1. Contributions From Trenton. Last week The Advertiser pub d ?h?'iist of-?contributors from. "?Tent?n to the Woodrow Wilson fund but as there were several names inadvertently omitted we" herewith reproduce the list as sent to The S ate by Mr. S. B. Marsh, showing the exact amount that each contributed: BR Tillman, fclOO.OO J B Knight, 31.00 C G VVycbe, 23.00 R S Anderson, 23.00 Jacob S Smith, 23.00 DrJ G W Wise, 2.00 J C Long? 2.00 J W Miller, 1.00 J F Bettie, l.oo C A Long, .50 D R Day, 1.00 Joe S Smith, 1.00 B R Smith, 1.00 G M Smith, 1.00 A C Yonce, .50 G F Long, .50 W F Gibson, .25 W D Holland, .50 J H Courtney, 1.00 S T Hughes, Jr. 1.00 R M Maer, 1.00 S B Marsh, 1.00 W M Leppard, .50 A S J Miller, 1.00 Total, $217.75 S. C C. I. Notes. The work of improving the grounds of tho college ia being car ried into effect. Three fourths of! the Robertson place has been turn-j cd into the campus also three acres of .Mr. J. L. Minis' ground pur chased several year? ago by Col. BaiU-y. With these additions th? college campus will be composed of some fifteen acres. We welcome this addition to the grounds. Arrangements have been made with the Southern railroad to run a special coach from Edgefield, Wed nesday morning to carry the cadets to the State fair. The coach will meet the 7:20 train from Augusta at Trenton and the cadets will return to Edgefield that night. Although the rules are stricter this year than ever before the stu dents are pleased with the manage ment. The faculty are doing all in | their power to make this a model session. The Y. M. C. A. met Sunday night an usual. A most delightful part of the program was the sing ing of "Peace, peace, wonderful p??c'u" by five members of the fac ulty. Capt. Taylor then gave tho members a good talk followed by the benediction. The ladies enjoyed a pleanant trip to the Rock quarry on Monday afternoon. . H. H. S. PLUM BRANCH NEWS. Dr. Routh Gave an Interesting and Instructive Lecture on Hookworm-Oyster Sup per Given This scribe bas been wondering what the school bell means ringing constantly on Saturday, but the ex planation comes that Prof. Fowler's department is working to-day that he may be absent Monday, for he goes away to-night to attend the marriage of his brother. A good, audience assembled at the school house last night to hear the lecture of Dr. Routh on the "Hook worm and Sanitation." Some are beginning to say that they are airraid to eat or go barefooted. Quite a number of hookworm pa tients are being treated heie by Dr. Routh. Another oyster supper was given by the Methodists Wednesday night of this week at the parsonage to raise money for their parsonage debt. About 130 was collected. Miss Nelson from Beltou has been upending several days with Mrs. Bush. Mr. James Collier's father from Augusta has been spending some days with his children here. Mr. Thomas Miner and Slr. Wal ter Lanham spent last week in Edge field attending court ai jury mon. Mr. W. W. Banks will go next week as a third week juryman. Mr. Dan White from White Town is working for J. \V. Brack- j nell & Sou during tue bu>y fall' mon'.L3. Slr. Starkey has remodeled the old school house in front of the Baptist church, aud Mr. McCombs and family from North Carolina are living in it. A big auction land sale is sched uled for Saturday, November 2, one .weok^irom to-day.-. The. land to be sold is known as the Talbert place just across the creek from Parks' mill. The cotton crop is far below that of last yeai if the number of bales ginned and marketed here is a cor rect basis upon which to form an opiuion. The books of the ginnery shojv 591 bales ginned up to dale this year against 1163 at same date last year. Mr. Moore, the cotton weigher, reports 4(JU bales weighed up to date against double that num ber last year. So the farmers had reason to look happy yesterday when cotton went to 11 cents. The new brick bank building is nearing completion, and will make an attractive adjunct to the Brack nell building. The South and The Real Corn Belt. If moisture and sunshine and a long crowing season are favorable to large yields of corn, as everyone knows they are, then the south should and will be the "Corn Belt" of the future. It is true that iu ad dition to these climatic or natural advantages good farming at-d a soil well supplied with organic matter are also essential. The good farming is rapidly coming and the rich soil is only a question of good farming in any section where a money or general field crop arid a restorative legume crop can be grown the same year. A crop of oats may be follow ed the same season with cowpeas, soy beans, peanuts or lespedenza, or a corn crop can be preceded by a crop of crimson clover, bur clover or vetch, and then another crop of legumes-cowpeas-growing in the corn. With these conditions, good farm ing means that the south will be in the Coin Belt at all times. The boys of the Corn Clubs have shown the possibilities. When the possibili t?^) are shown to be above 2'JU | bushels per acre, who can be found bold enough to state that the south does not offer opportunities for corn growing not equaled anywhere in the so-called Corn Belt.-Progres sive Farmer. Contrary to orders, the cook used the Judge's priyate bath tub. She confessed her fault and the Judge reprimanded her with judicial severity. "I don't object so much to you using my tub," said the Judge, "but I dislike to believe that you would do anything behind my back that you wouldn't do before my face." I The Tent Meeting. No minister or evangelist who has labored in Edgefield has been more earnest or more faithful than has Rev. Pierce Kinard during the past ten days. E irly in the meeting the attendance -was small bathe never became discouraged. Within the past few days the. attendance 1 has steadily increased and the inter est has likewise increased. His ser mons twice a day, in the forenoon at 10:30 and evening at 7:30, are piain, earnest, effective presentations of gospel truth. Instead of creating interest and attracting by sensation al preaching, as is the method of some evangelists, Mr. Kinard draws them to him by his earnestness, sin cerity and great love for humanity. ' In his efforts to contribute to the spiritual uplifting and betterment of the people of Edgefield Mr. Ki nard has the full sympathy and co operation of all of the local minis ters but the laity of the" churches are Dot falling in line as they should. However, the interest is daily increasing and it is to be hoped that all of the Christian peo ple will realize before it is too late that the opportunity is at baud for genuine and widespread revival in Edgefield. The public is cordially invited to all of the services. This invitation includes the colored peo ple, as a section of the tent has been set apart for them. Local Merchant Should Adver tise. We noticed in au exchange the other day a statement to the effect that the merciiant who advertises, ?md th j larmer who looks for bar gains, will Oe the persons to profit mostly by lue parcels post. This JS just about tue size ot it, too. The enterprising, wide-awake merchant in the i mall city, or even the coun try town, need not lose trade to the big mailorder establishments, tf he wu!-only lei, his eui homers i:uo\v that he can supply their wants as quickly and as cheaply as anyone, and that he too is willing to do a mail order business, he wilf profit by the parcels post as much as any one, not even excepting the farmer. --Progressive Fanner. Civil Court. At the hour of going to press last week the court was engaged with ti;e suit of II T Ilolstoii to recover 28 acivs of land Iron; John H .-li. A verdict was rendered for the de fendant. In the suit of D W Sharpton against Till mao Bunch, on au opan store account a counting to $1,750, the case was withdrawn from the jury by the plaintiff. Mr. A P Lott was awarded a ver dict of $25.00 in the suit for damag es against the People's Oil Compa ny of Johnston. Mr. Lott was rep resented by Simkins &> Kirby a:id the defendant company by Thur mond & Nicholson. A verdict was rendered for tile defendant in the suit for 81,000 brought by Ramsey against Wise. Calhoun A M*ys, Esq., represented the plaintiff and Thurmond & Nich olson the defendant. The last case togo to the jury last week was the suit brought by Wilson & Cantelou agaiust Dc. J. G. Edwards upon a note that was given in a horse trade. Messrs. Wilson & Cantelou were awarded a verdict wilie!} amounted to the face of ihe note and accrued interest with 10 per cent attorney's fee, us provided in the note should be placed with an attorney for collec tion. Dr. Edwards was reprereausd by Folk Simkins und the d fend ants by Thurmond tfc Nicholson* The civil court convened Monday" morning for the second week a id will probably continue in s esi?n throughout the entire week, as sev eral cases against railroads are t ? be disposed of. At thc hour of going to press the suit brought by M W Janies against the C tfc W (J rail road to recover ?2U,000, is being tried. The plaintiff alleges that he was permanently injured in a wreck near Clark's Hill last August. Sh :p pard Bros and F B Grier, Esq., are representing the railroad and Thur mond & Nicholson the plaintiff. $25 suits made lo order of im ported woolens. Made with snap \ and style. Write for samples. Spend *25 or *ave $15. F. G. Mertiuy, Au gusta, Ga.