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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1914 . NO. 33.
Miss Mobley Entertained. Re
ception by Sunday School.
Flower Show November
MisB Josephine Mobley entertain
ed very delightfully on Friday
evening in compliment to her cous
in Miss Mary Dunovant, of Chester-.
Although the elements were dreary
wi ..-.h. out, all was brightness and
good cheer within, and the parlor
and living room, were attractive
with bright autumn flowers. Six ta
bles of progressive cards were en
joyed and the highest score was
made by Miss Nina Ouzts who re
ceived the prize. Ieee and cakes in
pink and white were served during
the latter part of the evening and
during the time, sweet music was
also en joyel.
On Saturday .afternoon a recep
tion was given by the Baptist Sun
day school to the mothers and fa
thers of the babies of the cradle
roll department, Mrs. James White,
being superintendent, with Mrs. 0.
D. Black assistant. There are 61 on
this roll and with most of the tots
and babies present the hours were
quite lively as well as pleasant.
Among those present were the su
perintendents of the other cradle
roll departments of the local church
es. A sweet and appropriate musical
program was enjoyed, and awhile
was spent in society chat. The ba
bies were given strings of animal
crackers to enjoy. Refreshments of
ices and cake were served in thu
dining room, the, colors in here
being baby blue and white. The ta
ble was covered in white lillies and
in the center a huye birthday cake
with a burning taper for each mem
ber. Two tiny fairies, Virginia
Blount and Claud Lott nestled
among the lillies, and helped to
carry ont the idea of the center- ?
piece. The favors tor all were tiny
cradles. Before the happy crowd de
. parted, Rev. Royal Shannonhouse,
who was present, took several pie
w^TS-of'"t1ie -party. It was -a great
pleasure to all to have .Mr. Shanaon- j
Mr. and Mrs. George Hubbard j
celebrated the fortieth anniversary ;
of their marriage, on last Wednes
day, and a number of their friends
and their children were present to
participate in the joys of the day.
A regular wedding dinner was
The annual flower show which is
held under the auspices of the D.
of C., will be had here on Satur
day, November 7. Despite the un
usual season on the flowers there
are already a number of entries and
the show bids fair to be a fine one.
Premiums will be offered for the
best specimens in the various classi
fications. Mr. C. T. tfalk of Au
gusti#will be the judge. As a means
of entertainment during the day. a
mother goose bazaar will be had,
and the characters of these rhymes
will have the different booths. Jack
ie Horner will sell you all the pie
he cannot eat; little Miss Mnffett
will dispose of her sweets and Jack
Spratt and his wife will sell ham
sandwiches. The old lady who fed
her children on broth, and put them
to bed will sell oyster stew and the
other booths will bc similarly car
ried out. A turkey dinner cati be
found at the harvest booth.
Mrs. Frank Covington of Atlan
ta is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
B. L. Allen.
Miss Ida Satcher is spending this
week in Columbia with her sister,
Miss Eula Satcher.
County farm demonstrator, Mr.
P. N. Lott, weit over to Columbia
a few days previous and arranged
an exhibit from Edgefield county at
the fair grounds. A number that had
promised to contribute failed him
but nevertheless, some splendid ex
hibits were carried.
Mr. Ben L. Stevens who bas re
sided in Augusta for several years
was here last week en route to
Meeting Street where he will now
make his home at the homestead.
Mrs. M. L. K?ster has returned
from a week's stay in Newberry.
Miss Alma Woodward visited
relatives during the past week at
Miss Sara Stevens has gone to
McCormick to accept a school.
Mrs. W. S. Mobley and Misses
Marion Mobley and Mary Duno
Miss White Spoke at Methodist
Church Sunday Morning.
It was the privilage of tho con
gregation at the Edgefield Metho
dist church last Sunday morning
to hear an able address by Miss
Mary Culler White, missionary to
Miss White is evangelist for the!
Mary Black Hospital at Soochow
and out stations of Soochow dis
trict. It is a pleasure for a pastur to
have any consecrated missionary to
fill his pulpit, bur in this case
specially so to the Edgefield pastor
because Miss White was a close
friend of our Edgefield missionary
to China-Miss June Nicholson.
Miss White is author of that beauti
ful book, "The Days of Juue."
Miss Nicholson an I Miss White
were at the training school togeth
er and went to China together in
1901. Hawkinsville, Ga., is the
old home of Miss White.
Last Sunday \va3 Laymen's Day
in South Carolina Methodism, so it
was very fitting to have a mission
Miss White spoke of the church
of Christ in China under following
heads. 1. Recruiting on the foreign
I field. 2. Supervision on the foreign
field. 3. Support on the foreign
field. 4. Larger devolopment in
China and our share.
The year 1914 is a great anni
versary among Chinese Christians,
in 1814 the first Chinese convert
was baptized. To-day there are over
200,000 baptized Chinese. Preju
dice in China was first broken down
through schools and medical work.
Many aro now eager to hear preach
.Miss White told interestingly of
her being sent for to preach after
10 o'clock at night to a family who
afterward became probationers.
As to supervision, the Chinese
churo!) is becoming more and more
self-govering. Twenty-nine years
ago the M; ti. church, suiith formed j
the China mission conference. We
have now twenty-seven traveling!
lu 19.10 the southern Methodist j
church had 2,3S8 members in China. ?
Now Enere are ?,?T7 7.
In the matter of native supporl !
the gifts from li? 10 Lo 1014 wen |
?8,410. Under thu head of larger
development and our share, Miss
White told us that in spite'of war.
new missionaries are going out. We j
people are still having the comfor
of life. Let us send the necessity of
life to the Chinese-the gospel.
J. R. Walker.
vant were visitors in Auguata dur
ing the week.
Mis? Jennie Walsh has returned
to her home in Sumter after a visit
iu the home of Mr. W. L. Coleman.
Mr. J. B. Dasher is the guest of
his brothe.\ Mr. E. B. Dasher.
Mrs. M. E. Norris has returned
from a visit to her sister, Airs.
Wood Lowman at Tiraraonsville.
Miss Agnes Flvth is the guest of
Miss Emma Bou kn i LT ht.
Mrs. Eugene Kneece with her
two little sons, Herbert and Everett,
have been visiting in the home of
her father, Mr. .Mike Clark.
Miss Irene Strother of Walhalla
is visiting in the home of her un
cle, Dr. C. F. Strother.
The New Century Club met with
Miss Clara Sawyer on Tuesday af
ternoon and after a short business
session conducted by the president,
xMrs. W. F. Scott, the lesson study
was taken up, Mrs. James While
acting as the leader. This lesson of
which the authors were South Caro
linians, proved unusually interest
ing. The program was as follows:
William Gilmore Simms, ''Life
sketch and character of writings,"
Mrs. C. D. Kenny; reading, "The
arm chair of Tustenuggee," Miss
Clara Sawer; Henry Timrod, 'Bio
graphical Bhetch," Mrs. J. W.
Marsh; reading, "Spring" Mrs. F.
M. Boyd. Paul Hamilton Ilayne,
"Life sketch," Mrs. H. D. Grant;
reading, "Aspect of the pines," Mrs.
A. T. King; reading, "Land of the
south," Miss Sawyer; Chorus,
"Timrod's Carolina," the clnb.
A social half hour was enjoyed
at which time severai other friends
were present and the hostess assist
ed by Misses Gladys Sawyer and
Elise Crouch served a tempting
10 cent cotton if you get your
suit and overcoat from F. G. Mer
tina, Augusta, Ga.
STATE WIDE PROHIBITION
Movement Inaugurated by En
thusiastic'jConf erence of Rep
resentative Men Held in
Leading prohibitionists of South
Carolina held a conference in Co
lumbia yesterday, at Vhieh it was
decided to memorialize the General
Assembly for legislation making the
Webb law available against ship
ments of liquor from other stales
in "dry"*counties of this state, and
further, to undertake a systematic
campaign for a special election next
September, at which, so the prohi
bitionists believe, the people will
vote, out the liquor traffic altogeth
A statement regarding the con
ference was issued after the meeting.
The maternent follows:
Any South Carolinian who im
agines for a moment that the pro
hibition movement in this state is
dead, or even slightly ill, should
h ive attended the enthusiastic meet
ing held at 2 p. m. in the Y. M. C.
A. building, Columbia on Thurs
day. Nearly, forty representative
men from various walks of life and(
many different sections of the state
were present. One of the most note
worthy facts was that every man
appeared to feel absolutely sure that
prohibition in this state is a matter
of a very short time. It was worth
going miles to witness the earnest
ness and whole-souled determina- j
tion of those present. With such a j
spirit failure is simply out of the
The meeting was called to order
by Rev. C. E. Burts, D. FA, who in
his happy manner stated the object
of the gathering, and asked the
Rev. W. J. Langston of Columbia
to open the meeting with prayer.
Chairman J. L. Mims.
An election of officers was then
entered into an il J. L. Mims, of?
Edgefieid, was elected chairman;
id Dr, Carl B. fcq>ps, of .Sumter.,
A motion to al lbw each speaker:
only five minutes was passed. Dr. j
Burtsstaied that aj? a former meeting j
i;;' ?ive Columbia Citizens it was de-j
termined lo eal! jlhis meeting. Me
considered that it was more demo
cratic to bring tile matter before
Hie people directly than to appeal to
the legislature to pass a prohibition
law. This opinion was hold by th*1
majority of those present and the
resolutions which lire printed in full
herewith were unanimously passi d
amid great enthusi.jasm.
J. Fraser Lyon, former Attorney
General, made a forcible address
and a-^specijaj plea tor perfect har
mony arnon;; prohibitionists. Me
held thal tia.* injunction is the only
method hy which Mind tigers can
be restrained in certain cities.
rho Rev. W. .]. Langston and
others suggested that a second
meeting during thc fair would
advisable, but it was decided that
the present time was the best, for
D. M. Crosson, M. D., of Lees-'
ville, stated that there was a majori- >
ty for prohibition in both houses of 1
the legislature, according to an in- j
vesiigatton which had been made. ?
William Trurab-e, of Ringville, j
spoke io favor of immediate and j
very definite action.
W. B. De Loach, of Camden j
thought that the sentiment of the j
people had already been tested and !
that the legislature should be ap-i
pealed to at its next meeting.
.1.' P. Howell, cf Columbia, was
in favor of putting a petition
squarely before the people, and each
man getting to work in real earnest.
E. R. Brown, of Marion county,
stated that everything pointed to
an overwhelming victory for pro-j
hihition in his county.
D W. Robinson, of Columbia,
thought local option a complete
failure and favored going before the
Dr. T. A. Quattlebaum said that
he favored a light before the people
and that he believed the incoming
administration would make a real
effort to enforce the law.
P. J. Mims believed that the peo
ple should elect the right sort of
officers who would enforce the laws.
A committee of five men, as fol
lows, nas appointed to select a com
mittee, composed of ?even mern
beret from Richland county and o
from each of the other counties:
C. E. Burts, chairman; S. J
Stejel, Theodore Quattlebaura, T.
Parham, W. B. DeLoaoh.
Dr. Riddell, of Batesbnrg, war
ed to know what such an electb
as proposed would cost, and it w
stated that probably about $30,0?
would cover costs.
C. P. Wray said that, in order
?appeal to the people at large son
definite plans must be offered.
At the suggestion of W. R. Rab
bf Fairfield, the chairman of the e:
ec?jtive committee was made perm
Among those present and partir
pating in the conference were J. I
Mi^s, Edgefield; P. J. Mirna, Lee
ville; S. F. Brasington, Camden; V
B.iDeLoaoh, Camden; W. J. Lan/
stott, Columbia; Howell Morrel
Horrell Hill; D. W. Robinson, G
lurjj&ia; L. W. Parham, Richlam
Charles P. Wray, Ridgeway;'J. I
?bffpman, Greenville; C. E. Bnrti
Cf&urabia; William Trumble, Ki nj
vife Carl B. Epps, Sumter; A. J
Foster, Columbia; D. M. Crossoi
Leesville; John A. Davidson, Can
den'; E. C. Ridgell, Batesbnrg; Le
; D.gillespie, Columbia; Charles I
Robinson, Chapin; Theodore A
i QnsfUlebaura, Richland; J. F ras?
Lyon. Columbia; J. W. Howel
Richland; G. W. Aldrich, Colara
i bia; W. R. Rabb, Fairfield; A. G
j Straw on; Fred J. Parham, Colun
bia; W. B. Williams, Lexington
E.;J. Myers, Richland; S. A. Steel
Coombia; B. T. Myers, Camden; T
'B'NjBrown, Marion; J. M. Quattl(
ba^n, Columbia; E.G. Quattlebann:
CcJumbia; J. Riley Ful mer, Sprint
field; P. C. Mellichamp, Blackville
Some Well Wishers.
Those who communicated wit!
th?;meeting by wire or letter er
cloding the movement were: W I
Cogburn, Edgefield; R B Watson
Ritige Spring; C C Featherstone
Glenwood; S G Mayfield, Den
mark; J W Lowsan, Lodge; Joal
Sawards, Leesville; N N Burton
Bafesburg; R C Burts, Rock Hill
Joyn A.Brunson, St. Matthews; J
j .vd;;:, (rrevmville^H M:Graham
I Bamberg; W S Fox worth, Marion
! D R Haiti wanger, Lexington; Geo
! 13 Cromer, Newberry; C F Ri/.er
Olar; J S Moffatt,"Chester; T JV
Galphin, Seneca; Louis J Bristow
Abbeville; E W Peeples, Hampton
T Oregon Lawton, Greenville; J W
(Quattlebaum, Anderson; B Rut
?edge, Florence; Lewis M Riot
Union; E O Watson, Uorry; W E
Edwards, Chest.tr; C B Edwards
Darlington; P D Risinger, Loxing
oni; Sam M Grist, ?orkville; F (
Hickson, Gaffney; Watson B Dun
ons unanimously adopted
it the conf?rence yesterday in Co
umbi a ot leading prohibitionist;
.-.re as follows:
i '.IV?'?!, That the time has ar
l'jv??d ; : ? enactment and enforce
Dent pf laws to prohibit Hie manu
lactjure, transportation and sale of
iii intoxicating' liquors as a bever
age throughout the state.
--For this purpose petitions should
be circulated at once in every vot
ing precinct of the state, memorial
izing the legislature to provide for
an election throughout the state, lo
'?e held about, the middle of Sep
tember, 1915, submitting the ques
tion of state-wide prohibition to the
qualified voters of this state.
"That an executive committee he
selected by this body, to be com
posed of one member from each
county and seven from Richland
county, fur tlie purpose' 1. Of or
ganizing the said counties. 2. To
?circu?ate the petitions. 3. To solicit
j funds for defraying expenses. 4.
To collect and present these peti
j tions. 5. To arrange for a vigorous
campaign in case an election is call
ed, t?. To do anything else necessary
for the accomplishment of this pur
"We request the legislature to en
act statutes giving to us the benefits
of the Webb law.
"And for the enactment of strin
gent and efficient laws for the en
forcement of prohibition when vot
''We invoke the assistance and
co-operation of the Anti-Saloon
Leagues, the women's temperance
associations and the newspapers,
and all other agencies which stand
for civic righteousn ;ss, pledging our
prayers, purses and personal efforts
to the- accomplishment of this pur
Mr. D. A. Tompkins* Will
Filed for Probate.
The will of Mr. D. A. Tompkins
was presented yesterday to Clerk of
the Court C. C. Moore?f?r probate.
Until an inventory is made in detail
it is not possible to make an accu
rate estimate .of tne value of the
The will proper is dated March
9, 1910. and a number of codicils
are attached, the most recent of
these being; dated June, 29, 1914.
Mr. Tompkins' brother, Mr. A. S.
Tompkins, his nephew, Mr. Sterl
ing Graydon, his sister, Mis? Grace
Tompkins, and his secretary, Miss
Anna L Twelvetrees, are appoint
ed executors and executrixes.
By the term-* of this document,
Mr. To m pk ins' brothers and sisters,
Mr. A. S. Tompkins, Mrs. Lalla T.
Gradon. Mis? Grace Helen Tomp
kins and Mr. Wallace Tompkins
have share and share alike, with the
exception of, one of his mountain
properties which is willed jointly
to his sister, Miss Grace, and his'
brother, Mr. Wallace Tompkins.
The nephews and nieces also
have share and share alike. This
includes Mrs. J. M. Smyly of this
city, a cousin of Mr. Tompkins.
The pftblic donations include the
Presbyterian Hospital, St. Peter's
Hospital, the Mercy General Hos
pital, the Good Samaritan Hospital,
the Carnegie Library, and the
Young Women's. Christian Associa
tion of this cit\. To- the City of |
Greenville a donation is made for
a public library, and one also for
the town of Edgefield, S. C., to be
used for a public library and a
practical training school.
A sum is left to finance the pub
lication of such of the essays
speeches and manuscripts as his
executors may ..consider of value.
' PERSONAL BEQUESTS.
A number of personal bequests
are made to the following people:
Miss Anna L. Tweelvetrees, Mrs.
Eva Liddell, Miss Ella MacNichols,
Miss Bessie E. Allen, Mrs. N.
A. Henderson, Mr. George L.
Krueger, Misses Helen and Auna
! For Drfs, - Li dtlal l^Xth-9. iorjneji;. be-,
ing now Mrs. McBride) Miss Emma
I Walker, Mrs. Warrick, now
Mrs. McDermott, Miss Maria
Leobel, and Peter McNeill, his
In the last codicil the following
"I hereby appropriate three hun
dred dollars (?.'i??) out of my es
tate out of which my administra
tors or executors may make a com
pensatory honorarium, that is gifts
free to such oersons as have been
about me, whom they think de
serving, and in such sums as they
I think ht."
In a letter of suggestions made
I by Mr. Tompkins for the guidance
of tile executors, the following wtre
mentioned as persons who might
be of service to them in carrying
out the provisions of the will: Mr.
Rich ard H. Edmunds of Baltimore,
Air. Gilbert Tompkins of New
York. Mr. .1. Lenoir Chambers o?
Charlotte, Mr. E. W. Thompson,
formerly of this city, Mr. George
Stevens and several others.-The
( We are not informed as to the
amount, but 'lie belief is current
tha? Mr. Tompkins left a large
estate, which consisted chiefly ol'
real estate, bank and cotton mill
stock, lie al?o carried insurance on
his life to the amount ol' ?40,000. j
The sum of ?500 was given b.\ Mr.
Tompkins lo Lin- Kdgelield Public
Library ami he also made provision
for maintaining a practical training
or vocational feature ir. conni dion
with the Edgefield High School.
Mr. Tompkins had an abiding ?ove
for Edgefield.-Editor The Adver
Death of a Little Child.
About eiirht months ago an aunt
of Mrs. .7. H. Miller died in Colum
bia, leaving a little son, Harry
Wesley, just three weeks of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller of our town
brought the little babe to live with
them, adopting it as their own son.
The little child bas always been
very delicate and succumbed to ill
ness Monday. Throughout its short
life of nine months and during the
last illness Mrs. Miller gave the lit
tle one the closest and most devot
ed attention. The little form was
carried to Columbia and interred
beside the grave of its motlier Tues
- WHITE TOWN.
Mr. Dan White Operated Upon
in Greenwood Hospital.
Halloween Party to be
Mr. J. R. White went on a busi
ness trip to Augusta last Saturday.
Mrs. F. P. White went to Green
wood last Sanday to see ber daugh
ter-in-law, Mrs. Dan White who
was carried to the hospital there
last Tuesday. Weare glad to know
that she is doing nicely after under
going a serious operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White, Mr.
and Mrs. Ollie White spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Guy Jennings.
Mr. Hiram Walls visited hi?
friend Mr. Frank Clark in Callison
last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. W. W. Medlock left here
Saturday to visit relatives in Au
gusta and Graniteville for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ridlehoover,
Mr. Walter Ridlehoover and fami
ly were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Jessie Ridlehoover last Sunday.
Miss Joreen Walls visited Mis?
Maggie Medlook Saturday night?
also Mrs. Medlock. Misses Coreen
Walls and Maggie Medlock spent
a very pleasant day Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Luther White.
Mr. Joe Mann and mother were
guests of Mr. Eugene Mann and
Two certain boys of this commu
nity appeared to be sadly disappoint
ed last Sunday by not getting to .
take their trip down in Chotie, aa
they had planned to do. Why didn't
they go? Ask them about it.
There will be a Hallow'een party
at the home of Miss Maggie Deale
next Friday night the 30th. Oysters
will be served for supper. And Hal-r
iow'een amusements will pass off
the time. We shall be glad to have >
any one who wishes to be with ns.
Miss White to Speak.
' ? Lila's Maiv Culler White of Soo
Chow, China, will speak at the
Methodist church Tuesday after
noon, November 3, at three o'clock.
The ladies of the missionary socie
ties of ail the churches in town are
invited to attend. Auothing inter
testing feature of the meeting will
be an exhibit of missionary curios.
The work done in the Methodist
mission school will be illustrated
by photographs and specimens of
the handiwork and examination pa
pers of the Chinese pupils. No one
interested in missions should miss
this exhibition. An informal recep
tion will follow the programme.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Griff is En
On Saturday and Sunday last Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Grims entertained
in their home a number of young
people, friends, and relatives. The
occasion marked the home coming
of their son, Mr. Will H. .Griffis
and his bride, who was Miss Saiiie
Smith of Trenton. They were mar
ried at Johnston on Ociober 15 at
3:30 o'clock and boarded the after
noon train for a wedding journey
of several days. Both of these young
people are largely connected and
widely popular, and we wish for
them both all the blessings and
happiness that a gracious Provi
dence may bestow upon them.
We are giad to know Miss Lottie
Corley is able to visit again. She is'
with her sister, Mrs. Ed Byrd of
Mrs. Jessie Hading, Mrs. Ollie
Grifris, Mrs. Carrie Grifiis and ber
brother. Mr. Jim Corley from Lum
ber Cuy, Ga., were the guests of
Mr Jack Griili- on Wednesdav last.
Mrs. Maggie Corley who has been
very ill is some belier.
Mr. and .Mrs. Gip Seigler are
visiting their son, Mr. Perian Belg
ier of Augusta.
Mrs. John R. Grims ami her two
little children, Aminee ami D. P.,
spent a few days last week with
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Self of Pium
Cleora, S. C.
10 per cent off on hats, shirts,
underwear, sweaters, boy? suits,
raincoats. The best goods for the
least price at
F. G. Mertins, Augusta, Ga. .