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VOL. 78. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER i? JOHNSTON LETTER. Masons Enjoy Oyster Supper. New Century Club Enter tained by Miss Rush. : tom Cn Thursday evening a called meeting of the Masons, Eadosh lodge, No. 161, vas held in their hall, for work in the M. M. degree. There was a large attendance, rep resentatives coming from various adjoining lodges. An oyster sapper was served during the evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Haltiwanger, of Greenwood, have been guests in the home Of their daughter, Mrs. William F. Seott. They have many friends here who were delighted to greet them and grasp their hand. fie*, and Mrs. Smith, with their .family are domiciled in the dwell ing that was owned by Mrs. Lena Lewis. Rev. Mr. Smith is pastor of Ward Baptist church and Philippi chnrch. On Weduesday afternoon Mrs. J. W. Brown entertained the Pi Tau club, there being a few invited friends besides the members The decorations were of fragrant roses and all enjoyed their beauty, while they were engaged in pleasant con verse and bits of embroidery. The hostess served a dainty salad course during the time. Mr. Bob Powell has purchased the dwelling owned by Mrs. Lena Lewis; Mr. Mike Crouoh has pur chased the former Methodist par sonage on main street ' and Mr. Shelton Sawyer has sold to Mr. IF. M. Boyd his residence on east main street. - Mr. J. JE. Swearingen. has sold his residence to Mr, Shelton Saw . 7er and he contemplates nywuMh&fc the farm of the late Mti .-Bsatwttght_._ N Slr. W?yne~Posey ?*eS ";?n Sat urday at his home in the^^^Kwg^ section after an illness of about two weeks. He had lived a long and useful life, and in hie community he was highly esteemed. Ile was a Confederate veteran and did valiant service for his country and it was one of his greatest pleasures to meet old comrades and discuss those stirring days. The D. of C. placed npon his casket a laurel wreath tied ?with the colors of the confederacy. The funeral took place ou Sunday morning, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Miss Ella Smith left last week for Wagner's where ahe will teach in the school. Miss Elliot Hardy has accepted a school at McBee, and left for her charge last week. Mr. and Mrs. Riser, of Leesville have been visiting their niece, 3Irs. Ab Horne. Mrs. M. M. Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Chester have been visiting in the home of Mr. F. M. Boyd.Thev made the trip in a hand some touring car. Mrs. Galphin, of Ninety Six, is the guest of relatives. Misses Nina Ouzts, Orlena CarN ledge and Mrs. Wilmot, OuzN are visiting at Tenille, Ga., at the home of the latter's parents. Mrs. M. L. Lawson, -' ho was visiting her cousin Mrs. Ouzts, is with them for a visit to relatives there. Miss Josie Sheppard, of Edgefield spent Thursday here. Miss Emmie Wright has gone to Berlin to accept a school. Mrs. William Harrison, of Dil- j lon, is visiting in the home of her father, Rev. G. A. Wright. Mrs. Bartow Walsh, of Sumter, ; is spending awhile with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Coleman. Miss Jessie Rushton entertained the New Century Club on last Tues day afternoon at their regular meet ing, and the play discussed was the "The comedy of errors," Miss Mal lie Waters, leader for the discus sion. An hour was devoted to this and then the social enjoyments. The| hostess was assisted by ber sister, j Miss Eva Rushton in making the afternoon a pleasant one, and at the conclusion, ices and cakes were served. Mr. and Mrs. O. D Black enter tained at tea on Saturday evening complimentary to Rev. M. L. Law son and Dr. and Mrs. A. T. King. Mrs.Kate Crouch went to Knowl ton hospital on Saturday for treat meat. She ?B still suffering from the fall she sustained in the runaway accident two weeks ago. Hiss Bertha Woodward is spend ing this week in Augusta with rela tives. Sunday School Convention at Plum Branch. On Saturday, October" 25, there will be held at Plum Branch a county district Sunday school con vention including all the Sunday schools in the western part of the oounty. Notices have been sent to these schools and a large delegation is expected. Our friends in otber parts of the county are cordially invited. We have arranged a very sti on pr program which will be in teresting and instructive to all Sun day school workers. Let all who are interested in the upbuilding of the Sunday schools of this part of the county be with ns. Program. 10:40: Organization. ll to 11:30-The Sunday school standard, and how to organize a township. Miss Grace Vandiver. 11:30 to 12:00-How to increase the Sunday school enrollment Rev. G. M. Sexton. 12:00 to 12:30-Better teachers, preparation and duty. Rev. J. F. Anderson. 12:80 to 1:00-The Sunday school and civic righteousness. Rev. J. S. Harris. Dinner. 2:00 to 2:30-The home depart ment. Rev. Mr. Sexton and brother Harveley. 2:30 to 3:00-The purpose of the cradle roll and how to run one: Miss Vandiver. ; 3:00 td 3:30-The Bible class as a means of reaching men. Prof. G. C. Mangain. vena and Mr. Roper Day. The "Magnolia Heights," stately old country home of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Stevens in Edgefield oounty, was the scene of a beautiful wed ding ou Thursday when in the pres ence of a number of friends Miss Addie Stevens and Mr. Roper Day, of Trenton were married, the im pressive ceremony of the Episcopal church being performed by Rev. R.G.Shannonhoube,oi Edgefield, and being followed by a sumptuous lun cheon. The entire home was thrown open and very beautiful in its festive ar ray. The big colonial hall was adorned with house plants and roany piuk Maryland and Killarney rosee, while the spacious parlors and din ing room were beautified by the soft golden glow of festoons of smilax and stately palms. Although no for mal cards had been sent out there were many interested friends from miles around who were present. The tones of the wedding march announced the entrance of the bridal party. The maid of honor, Miss Be atrice Stevens, sister of the bride entered alone preceding the bride 1 "ho was attended by her father, the gi ;m, accompanied by his best man, Mr. P. B. Day, meeting the bride ai the improvised altar where the vows vrere plighted. The bride wore a stylish coat suit of terra cotta cloth with a Smart black nat, and carried an arm ful of bride roses aud trailing fems. The maid of honor wore a gown of sunrise pink charmeuse draped in white chiffon caught with pearls, and carried an armful of pink Kil larney roses. Immediately after the ceremony and the congratulations of their as sembled friends had been received, a buffet luncheon was served, after which the bride and groom, accom panied by the sincerest of good wishes left for a bridal trip to Knoxville, Tenn. They are now en route home, stopping over for a visit wilh the groom's sister, Mrs. . C. Wortz in Columbia who will entertaiu ic their honor tomorrow evening. They will be at home to their friends after this week at the handsome home of the groom in Trenton. A beautiful array of handsome gifts were received by this popular young coup"'.;, especially handsome being thost sent by the relatives. County Fair dates-Nov. 5, 6, 7. The Advertiser has eng PAPER COMPANY fp contest such as we conchs We are going to pay yo to collest past due subscrip scriberc. Everyone who the young ladies who en three years ago if it was not A full notice will be give A . Curious Thing. Last week it was a curious thing- j to see people almost wild making their way in the darkness of the night to that ten cent show in town, j Nothing seemed of more importance than the ten cent show. It was cu rions to see people - spending other people's money to get there; 'carious to see people there, some of whom, haye not been inside a church for too long to mention. Could not go. to church because they were too sick every Sunday, because they had not their full share of religions nursing by some person fool enough to waste time on such sticks. It was curious to see women taking the j babies sleeping in arms,, bot too young and delicate to take them to r Sunday sobooLand church; and hus-j bands who always have to stay home with those "deaf, sweet wives" every Sunday, almost forgot they had tverj iih fine .singing'!* and - interesting serinons,, tt is foo cold; tb gi? to church. Is it not curious? No! it ts not curious; it is the devil in them! It is more than curious that people will work and play, trade and con verse with and attend shows with all classes (good and bad) of ne groes, but should one of them go into the house of God to worship with the white people (some not all) would be incensed. It. is strange! And the show is in town for six day6. One of these days it is advertised that an educator will deliver a lecture on our school; and when the speaker getB np he speaks to forty people, but the ten cent show has about four hundred pres ent. It is not curious, but it is dis graceful! Shameful! Nobody objects to people occasionally attending an innocent show where the humorous side of life may be educated, but it is fearful to think that a ten cent show has more influence over some people than education or religion. Let us try and bo natural and nor mal. If we want to go to shows, let us give a little attention to our brains and heart also. And when the big show comes along in the cities, this class will pay railroad fare, hotel bill and entrance fee, in all from three to five dollars; but when a little money is wanted for the school or to fit our souls for heaven, by having a well equipped church, they will suffer persecution in paying out this money. Is it not curious that people prefer to go to a common show rather than see brother Walker's stereopticon views which are educating; and though it cost him money and time, it costs us nothiug. Now for all hell-bound citizens that kind of stuff is very good, but for people professing to have brains and a hope of happiness hereafter, it is all out of order. The sore need of compulsory education is aeen at every circus tent. Observe, we believe that to attend one good first-class circus in a life time is a part of one's educatton; but a per son must reach the conclusion that if a circus is the only thing that ap peals to him or her, we must be low down in brains and morals. Citizen. News Items From Meriwether. Dear Advertiser:- Some of your many readers will be pleased to know that Mrs. Gathrine Cur ry Meriwether who, with her dis tinguished husband, the lamented Capt. Robert Meriwether, and their only son Robert, left their native land and cast their lot among stran iption Contest ~: ii the NATIONAL NEWS luci a voting or subscription I nearly three years ago. lies in handsome prizes and to solicit new sub H will receive a prize. Ask d The Advertiser's contest 'tially conducted, lit week. 8 io Brazil daring the sixties ve retained to gladden the hearts inose who love them. They ar ?ed last week to pay a visit to the ??arable Dr. S. G. Meriwether, ri. Fannie Middleton, Mrs. S. T. s and other relatives. Mr. bert Meriwether brought with his charming wife who was originally from Alabama, where Say have been on an extended visit. lop son and his wife only paying a shf>rt visit on their way to New ?rk to again embark for their ?opted home. Mrs. Meriwether is remain some time among ns. is community is almost de pijilated.of young folks. Miss Vera Bjjvvler, Miss Cathrine Adams and Misq Minnie McKie are attending I rskine college. . Mies Annie Mae 5 cKie is imparting: knowledge in a thumbing school in Hampton county .forrtne third term: Miss Pat n has charge of a school ; J?avs' in . about .two weeks to teach again the young idea- tow:, to saoot. Miss Nina King bas accepted a position as teacher at Modoc. While we are sending out so many girls as teachers we have a most es timable young lady, Miss Baggott of Batesburg to take charge of the Bethlehem school for the ensuing terra. I feel quite sure some of the chil dren of a larger growth fain would again be at school. Farmers are gathering the fleecy ataple quite rapidly. A g?od crop of cotton has been made in this im mediate vicinity. Corn however is with few exceptions unusually sor ry. Some of our farmers are pre paring for a large crop of oats hav ing ordered Fnlghura oats from the originator, also contemplating put ting in vetch and rye. Well Wisher. Site For Baptist Church Selected. At a conference Sunday morning the members of the Baptist church decided by a unanimous vote to re build practically upon the site where the former church stood, the new building being located eigtit feet further toward the south. Some members of the church have favor ed changing the location, preferring a lot on Main street chiefly because of the very limited area of the old Bite and the possibility of tue adjoining property being owned at some time in the future by persons who would be unwilling for the church the continue to use it as has been done in the past. This objec tion to the old site was removed by the action of the church in ac cepting an offer from Mr. John L. Addison and Miss Virginia Addi son, the owners of the adjoining property, to lease indefinitely to the church to uso of the property for church purposes for the sum of 11,000. Because of the decision of the church to improve or enlarge the old site by accepting the propo sition made by the owners of the adjacent property, all objections were withdrawn and it was agreed without a dissenting vote that the location of the church be not chang ed. The plans for the new building have been accepted and as soon as practicable the contract will be let and the work will be pressed with all possible dispatch. $15.00 Special Suits and Over coats, all wool, made nicely, be wise spend $15.00 and save $10.00, F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga. Report of Grand Jury. "Exhibit A." Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 13, 1913. !To the Foreman of the Grand Jury of Edgefield County: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1409 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (1912), we beg leave to report that the Magistrates of Edgefield County hive submitted their dockets to the County Board of Commissioners for examination and approval as required by law. The CV *nty Treasurer has publish ed a s.. lent of the amounts paid into his hands as treasurer by the various magistrates. We have no irregularities to call to the attention of the grand jury in connection with the dockets of the magistrates of this county, except that we find that the magistrate of the first district has docketed cases against road defaulters without giv ing their names and specifying the number of cases, so that we had no way of checking the same. We also find that on the docket of this Mag istrate a case for other misdemean ors without spacifying the name of the defendants. For these rea sons we could not approve this decket We find that the Magistrate of the Fifth District has only collected and paid in five dollars in fines to the Treasurer of Edgefield County for the past-year, and that a number of names of road defaulters have been turned over to him, but that he has not disposed of the oses as yet. We also find that on on his docket there is an entry of three fines for road defaulters as being paid to the magistrate of the Fourth District. The Magistrate of the Fourth District states he bas not re ceived these frhes from the. parties. For these reasons we have not ap se the same in connection wi$h p~ort,--if t h ey d ea ire - to-rro-e^-- - Respectfully submitted, A. A. Edmunds, N. L. Broadwater, James DeVore. County Board of Commissioners of Edgefield County, S. C. Edgefield, S. C. Ojt. li, 1913. To His Honor John S. Wilson, Presiding Judge, Oct. Term of Court for Edgefield County, South Carolina. We the Grand Jury have passed on all the Bills handed to us by ths Court and reported same. The Committees appointed at the beginning of the year from oar body made their reports to the Au gust Term of Court, and have nothing further in a formal way to say. The Grand Jury feels that it would be justice to compliment the County Supervisor for the efforts he has made to improve the highways of our county, though he has not! done what is necessary to accom plish everybody's demand for good roads. VVe note that co-operation of the citizen of our county with thc Supervisor in the matter of help ing by voluntary contributions and voluntary labor has begun for roads, and we heartily commend ihU be ginning. We would recommend that the Supervisor continue to arouse our citizens in every Commu nity to respond to th" spirit of co operation in the matter of road working. We know that with the present small force of convict labor obtainable that our roads cannot be .kept in condition to compare with the roads of other sections, and that only throagh the co-operation of our citizens in this matter as volun teers can we approximate the desired condition. We hand in herewith the report of the County Commissioners as to the books of Magistrates and make same a part of our presentment, and mark this report Exhibit "A." We recommend that the County Com missioners continue their efforts to get the Magistrates to properly docket c ises lodged with them. It is impossible to check their returns of fines collected unless they have their cases docketed in proper way and make notation on said docket of what settlement was made of such case. We could not help the County Commissioners as requested in their report, because of the fact that thc Dockets of the Magistrates which had not been approved con tained no information upon which we could base any report. In faot one of these Magistrates stated to us that he had had only three oases in his Court this year: which had been closed, and the other reported I to us that he had not been properly [docketing his cases, but that he would do so in the future. We desire to return thanks to ?Judge Wilson, Solicitor Timmer man and the other Court Officers for the assistance rendered ns in the j discharge of our tasks for the cour tesies extended. Respectfully, A. E. Padgett, Foreman. "AmUFmtof Whiskey." What a world of meaning there is in thif one line, which occurs in the newspapor report of the finding of the dead body of a young man of Lexington county, a few days ago, who had dither been murdered or killed by a railroad train-more likely the former. Similar expres sions are often found in cases of persons who die "before their time.'* A mau with a pint of whiskey" is apt to be able to take care of him self, whether the danger be from railroad accidents or highway rob bers and things. In the case referred to, it looks like murder. But for the whiskey the young man might be alive to day. Here is an extraet from the newspaper report: *Mr. Lewis was last seen by his room-mate at ll o'clock Saturday night. At that time he bad money on his person and a pint of - whiskey, said to be the same that was found on his person by the coroner. His money was gone. The upper portion of his head was crush ed, the brain havingbeen spat- -.? tered on the grourjd^aiearby. A - tfee.p,Mong gasS^on the right I key" alonep The man who wants to take^c^r*-*?*^?^ of himself, to preserve his faculties, his health andv hrs life, wants to keep sober. This Wnota "temper ance sermon," but inst a plain com mon-sense fact.-Newberry Ob server. News From Cleora. Editor of the Advertiser: After three weeks of fine weather for gathering the crops, we had a hard rain Saturday night which caught a good deal of open cotton in the fields. We have had unusually tine weather for saving f. dder and p.?a hay,and farmers around here are preparing to put in a good big grain crop thia fall, but few have sown any yet. The Brunson school will begin to.day (Monday the 20th) with Miss Jimmie McNinch from Hodges as principal and Miss Carrie Collins of Leesville assistant. This is the 3rd tenn that Miss Collins has taught for us a;id given perfect satisfac tion, and will be Miss McNich's first term with us. There were uv sweet potatoes, corn and molasses made in this neighborhood this year than has been for a number of years. The cot ton crop will be short, but we are in hopes the price will, to some ex tent make up for thj short crop. Some who got a stand early are nearly through picking, while oth ers who were late in getting a stand are not half through. Mr. T. A. Williams who went to the Hot Springs in N. C. some time ago, has returned very much bene fitted. He had been suffering with rheumatism for some time. Mrs. W. T. Reel has been right sick but is better. Miss Berta "Hill has accepted the DeLaughter school for this terra and will begin teaching abom Nov. 1st. Misses Alma and Grace Wil liams are teaching in Aiken county again this year. Their schools began in September. Mr. L. R. Brunson, Jr., and Mr. Ossmau Williams are running their saw-mills in the neighborhood of Plum Branch, both having big con tracts. We were in hopes the weather would continue good so we could catch up with our work and have this neighborhood well represented at our county fair, but am afraid this wet spell will knock us out. Subscriber.