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EDGEFIELD, S.C WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30,1913
Store Burned, Death of Mrs.
Geo. Pearce, New Century
Club Honored. County
On Saturday night about 12
o'clock, the fire alarm was Bounded,
and it was found that the store of
W R Sandifer was on fire. This ie
situated near the center of a block,
with the handsome store of V. E.
Edwards on one side, and the gro
cery store of J. W. Eidson on the
other. At first it was thought that
the whole block was doomed, but
there was comparatively no breeze
stirring, and with good work on the
part of all, the fire was confined to
the one store, all of the buildings
being brick. The contents cf the
adjoiniuer stores were removed, with
some damage. The building was the
property of W. KB. Ouzts.
Mrs. James White went to Spar
tanbnrg on Monday to attend the
annual musical festival.
Mrs. W. D. Holland, of Trenton
has been visiting her aunt Mrs. G'
Information reached here Sunday
of the death of Mrs. Geo. Pearce,
which had occurred at her home at
Ninety Six. For the past two years
she has suffered from pellagra, and
during the last few months has been
in a critical state. Before her mas
riage, she was Miss Birdie Reams,
' this being her home town. She
leaves 4 sisters, Mesdames L. B.
Asbell, Beula? McElhennry, James
Dunbar and William Dunbar, and
one brother, Mr. Jeff Reams. Be
sides the husband are several small
children. Mrs. Pearce was a mem
ber of the Methodist church, and
a sweet Christian character.
The Rev. Mr. Williams will
preach on Sunday morning and
iv.eningfia the Kaptist charch.
VThe junior Y. W. A., of the Bap
tist church, di J a very happy deed
on Saturday afternoon, the inmates
of the county home being the ob
ject of their kindness. Some time
ago their secretary wrote Mr. Scur
ry, the steward, to find out just
what special gift each one might
desire. It was well worth the troub
le to see the delight depicted on
each countenance, as their -vants
were materialized. They did not ask
for large gifts, and each request
was so characteristic of the indi
An honor has come to the New
Century Club, of which they are
jnstly pioud. Of the 98 clubs in the
state, this club has the distinction
of most successfully carrying out
the idea in Reciprocity, the program
for that day being an ideal one as
viewed by the state committee of
literature and. reciprocity. At the
State Federation, May 7-9, at Flor
ence, a special time has been set
apart during the convention, for the
delegation from Johnston to give a
report of what they did and how,
with the view of creating interest
and enthusiasm. The club here is
composed of 20 members, with two
meetings monthiv. each of these
meetings being very interesting,
Shakespeare being the study for the
year. The members are Mesdames
F. M. Boyd, B. h. Allen, J. A.
D'zier, J. A. Dobey, Hilliary
Grant, W. A. Kirby, P. N. Lott,
Atieu Mobley, J. W. Ma.sh,
William F. Scott, James Strother,
W. T. Toney, James White and
Misses Angelle Andrews, Clara and
Gladys Sawyer Zena Payne, Jessie
Rushton, Malbina Waters and Ru
Air. Claud Walsh of Sumter made
a short visit here during the past
Mr. E. D. Holland and Mr.
Ja ues Holland, of Glendale, Ga.,
were here during last week the guest
of -the former's sister, Mrs. Virgiuia
Watson. For a number of years
Johnston was their home town, and
their presence here was a genuine
pleasure to many friends. Upon
t.eir return, they were accompa
?ieJ by Mrs. Watson and Miss
Mary Watson, the journeys being
made in Mr. Holland's handsome
. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Covington
have returned to Atlanta, after a
visit to the latter's sister, Mrs. B.
Miss .Nora Herlong, of Bates
burg has been visiting Miss My rds
Miss Elise Crouch entertained
with an elaborate dining on vVcd
nesday, complimentary to I
friend, Mr's. Bartow Walsh.
Mrs. Clifton Mitchell, of Bat
burg, has been visiting her moth
Mrs. Anna Strother.
Dr. John G. Edwards of Ed
field was here during the past we*
Mr. Leroy Werta, of Belton, a
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn,
Greenwood, were eunsts at the hoi
of their father, Mr. O. S. Wer
Misses Cartledge and Nina Ou:
spent Thursday in Augusta.
Mrs. James White ?was ?ruest
friends in Aiken durhifr the re-t
ion, and attended the reception gi
en the veterans.
Miss Clara Sawyer was h ost(
for the New Century Club on Tu<
day afternoon, and this meetii
proved a very entertaining one wi
"Julius Caesar" for the study. Mi
James Strother was leader and se
eral points were brought forth wi
discussions. During the social hot
the hostess served frozen strawb?
ries with a variety of cake.
Among the veterans from he
to attend the re-union in Aik
were Maj. F. M. Warren, Judi
J. G. Mobley, Messrs. James Ti
ner, M. W. Clark, O. S. Werta,
W. Sawyer, W. T. Walton and
number of others living near I
Mesdames M. T. Turner, Cha
F. Pechman, Misses Zena Payn
Frances and ' Bessie Ford Turne
and J. Howard Payne made a ci
trip to Augusta during the week.
Mrs. William F.Scott left on Mo
day for Greeuwood, to be presei
at the marriage of her sister, Mi
Teresa Haltiwanger, which is ol a
carly date. Following the weddin
she will spend a few weeks with h<
parents, and at the close of th
school here, Prof. Scott will joi
her, and they will summer in tb
mountains where they own a co
tage. -?-~ -
Why McAdoo is Secretary o
Hon. Wm. G. AcAdoo, Secretar
of the Treasury, is evidently a ba<
man. He does not believe in younj
people having things too easy an?
comfortable. He believes that worl
develops character. A recent pub
iication quotes from a speech madi
by him several years ago, in whicl
"I was brough* up in Georgia ii
the path of General Sherman's fa
mous march to the sea. As Henn
Grady once remarked, "Genera
Sherman was a bit careless witl
fire," and for this reason among
other things he never has been a
popular man in Georgia. For my
self, however, I feel that I owe
General Sherman a debt of grati
tude. He produced conditions and
an environment which made it nee
essary for the individual to develop
every resourcee and every power
with which nature had endowed
him, in order to exist. I believe
that character is produced and de
veloped to the highest degree by
hardships, suffering and poverty. I
have never doubted that whatever
of character or capacity I have de
veloped has been in a large measure
due to the surroundings and condi
tions which General Sherman forced
upon the people of my section dur
ing the great war.
Mr. McAdoo in his own life has
proven the truth of the views ex
pressed. Going to New York some
years ago as an unknown man, at
least unknown te that city, he made
a success of the banking business;
theu he turned his attention to the
construction of the Hudson tunnel,
after English and American engi
neers and promoters had failed, in
duced New York bankers to provide
about $75,000,000 for carrying out
his broad plans, and raised nearly
as much more at another time in
bidding on subway work for the
city. Mr. McAdoo takes the ground
that whatever character and capac
ity he has developed are in a large
measure due to the conditions which
in the South just after the war
made it necessary in his case, as in
that of all others, to follew the old
saying, "root hog, or die." There
is much disposition in these days to
train young people to think that
ease in life, a soft job and short
hours are the essential things to
look for. The men who are going
to do a work that will match Mc
Adoo's are not the boys who are
looking for easy jobs and short
Cards From Jerusalem.
Cards from Mr. and Mrs. Laie?
have been received by Mr. and Mrs
A. E. Padgett, and other friends ii
Edgefield, mailed from Jerusalem
on which were photographed 6cene.
from the river Jordan. Mrs. Pad
izett s card was purchased in Jeri
ioho, and had this! romantic an
nouncement inscribed upon it: 'J
dipped a corner of this oard in the
river Jordan." The cards were
dated March 30. Mr. and Mrs.
John Lake left on March 31,
the next day,for China via the Trans
Li terian Railway, expecting to
reach Canton. China on the 19th ol
An Edgefield Boy Won Great
Honor and Distinction.
Thc annual South Carolina inter
collegiate oratorical contest was
held in the auditorium of Winthrop
college Friday. Nine institutions
were represented in the contest,
each one by the best talent in its
student body. For tne iirst time in
a number of years thc South Caro
lina University won, its representa
tive being Mr. Marion A. Wright,
of Trenton, a brother of Mrs. W.
D. Holland, and a son of the late
P. L. Wright, of Johnston. Mr.
Wright is a very brilliant young
man. He has been a hard student
from early boyhood and since enter
ing the university he has made a
splendid record. We have watched
his career with more than usual in
terest and confidently expect to see
him take high rank in whatever he
chooses for his life work. The
correspondent of tne News and
Courier at Rock Hill had the fol
lowing to say of Mr. Wright's ora
tion in reporting the contest of Fri
Marion A. Wright, who repre
sented the University of Sooth Car
olina, ??has lived nt Trenton, S. C.,
for the past eleven years, before
which time he lived in Johnston.
He entered the University in 1910
after finishing at the Trenton High
School. He is a member of the
Junior class and of the Euphradian
'Since his entrance into college
Mr. Wright has affiliated himself
actively with literary interests, hav
ing served as editor-in-cbief of The
Gamecock, the University weekly,
and as assistant edil or of Tho Caro
linian, tbe monthly magazine. He
has been connected in a reportorial
capacity with the Columbia Record
and the News and Courier. Mr
Wright was a member of the Caro
lina debating team which met Dav
idson college at Rock Hill some
11 "America and Peace* was the
subject of the oration by Mr.
Wright. It set forth in concise
form some of the reasons which
make this nation peculiarly fitted
for leading the peace movement of
the world. America's isolated po
si'Jon, her vast extent, peculiar
factB of her history and the varied
character of her citizenship wen
cited by Mr. Wiight as placing tin
United States under the moral re
sponsibility to take the lead in tlx
cause of peaceful settlement of in
ternation il disputes. "The moni
effective step' said Mr. Wright,
'and the only one about whioh there
can be no question as to its sincer
ity, is to declare for disarmament.'
"The cost of war, the expense ol'
preparation for it and the terri bli
loss of human life were pointed on
in showing that war under modem
conditions means the wrecking nf
governments. 'We of the South
to-day,' said the speaker, 'are suff
ering and will continue to suffer ar
a result of the War Between lb.
Sections, and we have no riyht u.
impose such a burden upon poster
" 'But if wars Hettie moral ?H
sues,' said Mr. Wright, 'if thu ruu
of raiirht acted wiih wisdom and
justice as tho arbiter of iniernaiion
al affairs, then there might be rea
son for war. But in ages past av
arice and greed have oftener bean
the cause of war than has a d.-epi.\
rooted conviction of the justice ol'
" "America has taken ihe leail in
settling a number of internatiotia
disputes. She is known among th?
nations as a nation of peace. Sii .
should show to the world tnat ?ii .
deserves the characterization ami
will practico in :ll sincerely th.
doctrine which she has so proud I \
We Need More Bermuda
Last summer I was riding
with a friend over his farm,
and w?? rmaged the corn field. H<
said: "Thereis a patch of Bermu
da, and we have trouble with i-,
every year, for it grows after th?
corn is laid-by." We rode on, and
I watched the corn and said: "I
notice that the best com yon have
is right where that Bermuda patch
is." And I have seen this time
and again. Of course, it is a both
er in the cultivation of the crop,
but the man who practices a good
rotation of crops and grow* plent>
of legumes will seldom find the Ber
muda a pest. Sow peas among the
corn and the Bermuda will have
little chance in the dense shade and
will soon be shaded out. The great
lack of all the South, as the Editor
has said in reply to Mr. Avery, is
tho fear of grass and the effort to
avoir] a sod. All ovpr the Sonth
the notion prevails that the land
must be kept continually in culti
vated crops, and there is nothing
belter on a Southern farm than a
pasture of Bermuda grass.
Off sandy soil it is easily destroy
ed, for I have done it in one season.
I had a dense sod of Bermuda on
iheold Contraband Camp at Fort
Monroe, Virginia, which I broke
for the first time after Lho war. I
ran a big plow under it about three
inches deep and turned it over in
great fiakes. An ordinary horse
hay-rak?i was then used and the
masses of grass gathered up and
hauled off to the salt marsh near
by. Then a spring-tooth harrow
was paed and more gotten out.
Then the land was sown thickly to
pea*; ,lt would uke a pretty close
examination the next season to find
any Bermuda, and I used the land
for track crops and had no grass to
ifjffe-halr* thc effort that h made
?li'oTSrthe South to kill the 'grass'
was devoted to growing it, the
Southern farmers would be far
more prosperous, and would not al
low the gullie- to form, and would j
be making bigger crops per acre of
their money crop. We should not
allow gullies to form, and if the
plowing was always of the best and
a sod always ou the laud to turu
for a hoed crop, there would bu no
gullies, if the cultivation is level,
but if there are gullies some oae
else has let form, there is nothing
better than Bermuda to stop them.
- Prof. Massey in Progressive Far
Pleasant Lane News.
Miss Pauline Byrd has returned
home from Laurens, where she
taught school the past session.
Mr. W. Frank West of Augusta,
(?Ja., was up to see his mother, Mrs.
G. H. West Sunday.
Messrs. Harry Strom and Julian
Williams HpciiI. Sunday and Mon
day at. home, returning to the S. C.
Quite a iiunibi-r of people from
Greenwood rame down in their cars
Sunday afternoon to see the new
??teeI bridge over Turkey creek at
the Reynold? ford. Among them
.vere Mr. J. C. Self and Miss Lura
VlathowH. Dr. Pratt. Henderson and
Miss Ruth Ki h. -red ge. Mr. Jack
Abney and Mi?sSu*ie Mathews.
Several of i he Confederate Vete
rans attended the re-union at Aiken
Miss Ruth Etheredge will leave
soon for Phoenix, S. C. where she
will visit ber friend Miss Maxie
Stallworth, and ?viii slay fer the
play -.hat will be yiven May 16th
by the Phoenix Ional talent.
Dr. R. Prue Henderson of Phoe
nix S. C. WHS a vi*itor in Pleasant
Misses tt.ib.\ Wal sou, Sallie May
Nicholson oid Ruth Etheredge
were the guests ol' Mis-? Ida Tim
merman Wednesday afternoon. The
afternoon waa very pleasantly spent
Mrs. Pieren I i in merman spent
several da<| ?, | tit. >vvk in ridgefield
willi Ales.-r* .1 li and J. P. Tira
M i ?ut Oil ie Byrd from ridgefield
spent Sand iy at n mm.
Mr. F P i\.nk.-r, Sr., spent last
week w.tli II is d mahler Mre. F. L.
"Ben i- a awful flauerer, said
Clara liave-t?m mii.ieed it dear?"
"Why, II? i, repli-d Dora. Did he
say that\oi *eru pretty?"
"No, detr, responded Clara; but
he said you were."
Solicitor Timmerraan Anxious to
Hear Decision in Grant
Washington, April 27.-Special:
3olioitor George B. Timmerraan,
of the 11th judicial circuit of South
Carolina, is in the city awaiting
news from the Federal District
Court at Philadelphia, before which
he appeared several days ago tn
represent the State in anti-extradi
tion proceedings conducted by coun
eel foi Joe Grant, the recently ap
prehended negro who ie wanted in
j South Carolina on the charge of
! having killed J. T. Durst, a white
citizen of Edgefield County, at
? Johnston in 1906- The Judge at j
Philadelphia reserved his decision,
and when it is announced, appeal is
likely to be noted by one side or
the other. Grant's counsel is ot his
Solicitor Timraerman made his
first trip to Pennsylvania about tin.1
1st of this month, going in that
case to Harrisburg to appear be
fore Governor Tenner, who gaant
ed requisition paperB. Counsel for
Grant then appealed to the State
Court of Quarter Sessions for a
writ of habeas corpus, which was
denied and application to the State
Superior Court also failed.
Kow the negro's lawyers have
turned to the Federal Courts in tbe
hope of faring better than they
have at the bands of the State tri
bunals- They have done all in their
power to or?ate an impression that
if Gram is sent back to South Car
olina he will be burned at the
stake. Solicitor Timmerraan has
retorted that this is a g.. ")d deal
less likely in South Carolina than it
would be at Coatesville. Pennsyl
vania, where such a lynching did
occur a few years ago; and he cites
his own record of never having had
a lynching in bis circuit though he
has had a number of cases just as
bad aff Grant's t<^ handle: i
Sunday School Worker Coming.
Miss Grace W. Vandiver of
Spartanburg, the general secretary
of the Inter-denominational Sunday
Schoolfassociation of South Carolina,
will visit Edgefield Sunday, May
ll. Special meetings will bear
ranged for that day. Later in the
week Miss Vandiver will attend
the Edgefi?-ld County Inter
denominational Sunday School con
vention which will be held at Clark's
Another Attractive Feature For
In order to show their apprecia
tion for financial assistance which
the people of Edgefield have given
them in equipping their band, the
members of the Colliers band have
volunteered their services to the
Daughters of the Confederacy on
Memorial Day. Their very kind
offer was accepted by Mrs. J. D.
Holstein, the president of the chap
ter. The members of the band, like
the veterans of the county, will be
guests of the "Daughters ' at dinner
on that day. The people are delight
ed that the young men of Colliers
are coming. A hearty welcome
awaits them. We are confident that
the occasion will inspire them to
play "Dixie" and other southern
airs as they have never played them
before. Music by the Colliers band
will be a feature of Memorial Day
which we have never enjoyed be
fore. The Adverser expects to buy,
beg or borrow a phonograph and
"can" some of the Colliers band se
lections to be reproduced after
wards. Happy thought indeed- that
of coming to participate in the me
morial exercises. Edgefield appre
ciates the very gracious offer.
S. C. C. I. Commencement Pro
Thursday, May 15, annual con
cert 8:45 p. m.
Friday, May 16, entertainment
by school of expression.
Saturday night, May 17, celebra
tion cf the liteiary societies, and
contest for med il..
Sunday, Ma, 18, ll a. m., com
mencement sermon by Dr. D. M.
Ramsey, of Greenville.
Sunday night, Baptist church,
address to Y. M. CA. and Y. W.
C. A's. by Dr. Ramsey.
Monday, May J9, ll a. m., Alum
ni-Alumnae association meeting, ad
dress by Haddon Johnson, of Aiken,
class of 1911.
Monday night, 8:45, graduating
exercises, literary address Hon. l>.
E. Nicholson and delivery of diplo
mas by Hon. J. C. Sheppard. '
S. C. C. I. News.
On Thursday morning Rev.
J. R. Walker, of the Methodist
Church, spoke at the cbafel exer
cises. He gave us a very good
talk from 2nd. Timothy.
Last Monday week the college
girls went to the morning train to
see Rev. and Mrs. E. T. Snuggs
start on their return to their work
in South China. Each girl receiv
ed a personal word and handshake
before the train pulled out bearing
them away to their far distant
horne in Canton. Rev. aud Mrs.
Simpers tro away with the name of
Edgeheld always in their nind and
we are sure that they hold tho town
and county and State in sweetest
remembrance. Their three chil
dren went with them as far as Co
lumbia where they parted.
Captain R. B. Cain returned Sat
I urday morning after several week's
I rest, in his home at Sumter S.
0. He seems real well again and
ready to take up ^the tasks that are
The Commenuement invitations
are boiug ordered and can be secur
ed from Cadet Burriss at -30c a
piece. This year they promise to
be very attractive and substantial.
Cadet Private Milton Meyer re
turned Monday night from a visit
to his family in Aiken. Cadet At
kinson is still at home.
All the contestants for the class
medals are practising hard to be
ready for the pre. liminaries the end
of this week. Only two for each
class will be allowed to contest at
the Commencement exercises.
i'he MS for the last issue of the
CO-ED left the school Monday night
?.lid the magazine promises to be
out by thc 15th of May. All of the
contributors and ;.he editors have
worked hard at producing a first
class, good issue of their last col
! Rev. J. R. Walker made a splen
did talk at a joint meeting of the
Y. M.. and V. W. C. A. Sunday
night. It was presided over by
James B. Huggins. Mr. Walker's
text was "Great Men in the Midst
of Difficulties" and he presented
vividly the history of Moses, Christ,
Pani and Robert E. Lee as illustra
The Junior Musical Recital was
postponed from Monday to Tues
day afternoon on account of two
things: the cool weather and tho
non-arrival of the piano tum-'S oa
Munday. There will be more in
next week's paper about the Reci
No Fiddian Literary Society
meeting was held Monday after
As Captain Curry, the presiding
officer of the Pierian Literary So
ciety, was absent Monday, the New
Boy's Improvement Contest de
hate was not held. The result of
hts contest will determine to a large
degree who shall be given the Im
provement Medal offered annually
by the Society to the new boy who
has improved most in Society
Monday night the "unexpected"
happened when the judges gave the
result of the .drill in the Manual of
Arms. Cadet Private Odom won
thu New Boy' medal and Cadet
Sergt. Patrick W. was presented
with the Old Boy's medal. 1 ne
whole batallion was surprised as
two or three boys who had always
won the medals were called off the
rostrom and boys who had not al
lays made tho stage were lett.
Company A. had the honor of cap
turing both medals for the victors
were of that company.
Captain Curry returned Monday
night from a pleasant trip that he
had taken for business.
H. H. S.
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suffered much, hut Electric Bitters
was recommended anil I improved
from first dose. I now feel like a
new man." It will improve you, too.
Only 50c and *i.00 Recommended
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