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??des? JWspaper Ito ?vt?k Carolina
VOL. 80
-1 ? . m-,
Complete Success, Large At
tendance, Splendid Attrac
tions. Good Addresses
by Prominent Men.
The people of Edgefield and vi
cinity are greatly indebted to th
committee of citizens who made
possible the holding of the chau
tauqua in Edgefield by becoming
responsible in adqance for the pay
ment of more than $300 to the Rad
cliffe Lyceum Bureau. The attrac
tions that were selected were whole
some and helpful. In addition to
the chautauqua program proper, the
committee invited a prominent gen
tleman each day to address the
large assemblage.
Monday afternoon Hon. John L.
McLaurin, State warehouse com
missioner made the opening ad
dress. He explained at some; length
the merits of the state warehouse
system, calling attention to the low
rate of interest obtained by borrow
ing from northern banks upon ware
house receipts. He uext spoke, of the
great decrease in insurance rates
that have resulted from the adoption
of the system. Mr. McLaurin be
lieves that the greatest good will
come through the adoption of the
system by all of the cotton grow
ing states, making it possible by
this means to hold a sufficiently
large quantity to fix a minimum
price and demand it.
The chautauqua program Mon
r day afternoon and evening consist
ed of the clever work of Mr. Mer
ton, the magician, and two address
es by Dr. Sears, the celebrated hu
morist. In the afternoon his subject
was "The evils of worrying," and
at night he spoke on "The crisis of
Tuesday afternoon after a con
cert, both vocal and instrumental,
,_b?~4fe?<StrellcT8 Quartette, and also
some numbers in impersonation by
a member of the quartette, Hon.
James F. Byrnes, congressman from
this district (our Jimmie Byrnes)
delivered an instructive address, se
lecting as his the?ie the National
Government. He spoke at some
. leugth of the achievements of the
Democratic administration, and
among other things commended
President Wilson very highly for
his resolute determination to main
tain peaceful relations with the na
tions of the earth. He stated why
no aid was given the cotton grow
ers last fall by the national govern
ment. Even if the southern con
gressman had introduced a bill pro
viding relief it would have been de
feated by the representatives from
northern and western btates. lhere
lire only 90 southern congressmen
ont of a total of 433.
Mi. Byrnes commended President
Wilson's policy in dealing with
Mexico. While the appropriations
for the army and navy are larger
than ever b fort, he is opposed to
building up a strong army and uavy
exeept for defense against an at
tack from another nation.
^ Mr. Byrnes address was practical,
instructive and was well received.
Congressman Lever will speak
after the chautauqua program this
Something New Under The Sun.
There will be something new un
der the sun in Edgefield on Thurs
day at 2:30 o'clock May 13, a Pos
her Parade. This parade will be un
der the auspices of the W. C. T. U.,
assisted by the Sunday schools and
school. Each boy and girl in Edge
field will be provided with a poster
containing some startling informa
tion. Come and see!
Mr. Breedin at Johnston.
Mr. J. K. Breedin, chairman of
the state-wide prohibition commit
tee will lecture in the Baptist church
at Johnston on the evening of May
17 in the interest of the cau?*e of
temperance under the auspices of
the W. C. T. U. Mr. Breedin is a
very practical and convincing
speaker on this subject, and dis
cusses it maily from tue business
vviewpoint. Mr. Breedin is greatly
esteemed in Edgefield where he
taught very successfully in the S.
C. C. I.
Everything in line of men's and
boy** clothing. Prices reduced al
most at half.
Woman's Christian Temperance
The W. C. T. TJ. meeting for
May was held at the home of Mrs.
J. L. Mims on Thursday afternoon
of last week, changing the regular
time, anticipating the chautauqua
daring the following week.
The pi oar am was carried out ac
cording to the year book.
On invitation of Mrs. Peak, Mrs.
Pendleton Jones led the devotions,
and following this several matters
of business were attended to. Mrs.
John Lake was received as a mem
ber, and each one present urged to
win one or more that they may have
a part in the campaign for state
wide prohibition.
Mrs. Rainsford made a report of
work done in the essay oontest de
partment, and read a very instruct
ive paper on that subject.
The subject for the afternoon
meeting was Franchise.
TJnder this department, several
articles were 'ead. The first was a
paper on "Womanhood and citizen
ship* read by Mrs. W. E. Lott.
A quartette "There will dawn a
golden morrow," by Mrs. R. G.
Shannonhouse, Mrs. J. R. Tomp
kins, Miss Eliza Mims and Mrs.
W. L. Dunovant was very inspiring.
Mrs. E. S. Johnson read an arti
cle giving the real opponents to
woman's suffrage. This was follow
ed by a poem most effectiv3ly re
cited bv Miss Abbie Bryan entitled
"The awakening''
A map exhibiting, the present
status of woman's suffrage in the
United States was inspected by all
the members present,'and with much
Dr. Mary Si rams of Columbia, on
invitation of Mrs. W. B. Cogburn
had sent a verv suggestive paper on
"Woman's suffrage from a business
standpoint." Tnis was read by Mrs.
Mamie N. Tillman. At the close of I
the readings and papers, a very ;
spirited discussion took .place of un
nsnal interest and enthusiasm the
affirmatives being in the majority.
The meeting wa* closed with the
W. C. T. V. benediction and after
the adjournment simple ?efresh
ments of tea and sandwiches were
The souvenirs were 'Wheels of
progress*' in yellow, tied with the
white ribbon and the decorations
were in yellow jvilh 4 V? tes for wo
men" pennants in full view. In June
the Flower Mission meeting will be
held with Miss Addie Cartlidge.
Death of Miss Eloise Carwile.
Johnston, April 30.-Miss Eloise
Carwile, the eldest daughter and
only surviving child of the late
Maj. John Carwile, died here at 2
o'clock this morning at the home of
Dr. S. G. Mobley. She is survived
by four aunts, Mesdames S. G. Mob
ley, W. S. Mobley, Lucia C. Lati
mer and Miss Sara Carwile, all of
Johnston. Also two uncles, Z. W.
Carwile of Augusta, Ga., and G. F.
Carwile of Ogden, Utah, and Mrs.
Mary Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.
Miss Carwile was a young woman
of strong character and enjoyed a
wide popularity for her many love
ly traits. From girlhood she was a
consistent Baptist and at the time of
her death was a member of the First
Baptist church of Augusta, Ga.
The interment took place this af
ternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the Mount
of Olives cemetery, the services be
ing conducted by Dr. A. T. King
of the Johnstou Baptist church.
The annoncement of the death of
Miss Carwile caused much genuine
sorrow in Edgefield. For a num
ber of .years she resided with her
aunt, Mrs. Mary E. Carwile, and
made many friends in this commu
nity. She was an active member of
the Baptist church and was a loyal
member of the Edgefield chapter U.
D. C. More than a dozen members
of the chapter attended the funeral
at Johnston in a body, thus paying
a last tribute to their deceased mem
ber and co-worker.
Health Promotes Happiness.
Without health, genuine joy is
impossible; without good digestion
and regular bowel movement you
cannot have health. Why neglect
keeping bc weis op/m &nd risk being
sick? You don't have to. Take
one small Dr. King's New Life Pill
at night, in the morning you will
have a full, free bowel movemeni
and feel ranch better. Helps you:
appetite and digestion. Try one to
Sunday School to be Organized. ,
Delightful Fishing Party. 1
Mr. and Mr?. Mundy
Entertains Friends.
Miss Lila Lanham is at home af>
ter teaching a very successful term
at Red Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Boswell of
Modoc, spent several days with his
parents Mr. and Mrs. George Bos
well this week.
Mrs. John* Atkinson was called to
see her mother who is seriously ill
at her home in Lincoln, Ga.
Mr. J. B. Timmerman bas been
in Georgia for the past two weeks.
We are glad to report that we
have organized a Sunday School at
the Cross Roads, meeting each Sun
day morning 10 a. m., except first
Sunday we will meet at 4 p. m.
Everybody come and take a part
and let us have a Sunday School as
of loner ago.
Miss Arlie Reece of Augusta, and
Miss Hattie Lou Moore of Ropers,
have benn visiting Mrs. J. S. Wil
liams for the past week. Mrs. Wil-'
liams complimented them with a
delightful fishing party Friday.
You will have to get them to tell
about the snakes.
Mr. John Atkinson bas resumed
the work on his new home again.
We are glad to learn that little.
Alice Morgan is much better after
being hurt by a tombstone falling
on her out at Republican cemetery.
Mise Mattie Lanham is expected
home from her school next week.
Mr.- T. E- Lanham is much better
?ince his recent attack of malana.
Mr. and Mrs.,John Mundy enter
tained Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Timmer
man, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Timmer
man, Miss Arlie Reece and Misses
Hattie Lou and Mae Moore with a
delightful supper recently.
1 ne grain is suffering greatly for
the want of rain, and all the farmers
will be glad to see a good raiu.
Mr. T. B. Timmerman of
Roper's and Miss Edith Reid of Au
gusta were quietly married at the
Curtis Baptist church parsonage on
Friday evening April 30. They
haverthe good wishes of a host u(
An Earnest Appeal From Mr.
Mediock. ,
Editor The Advertiser: I know
you are interested in anything that
pertains to the well fare of South
Carolina, and especially that por
tion of it lying in the bounds of
Edgefield and Aiken counties, and 1
feel assured that you will agree to
the proposition. That anything
which tend* to keep alive a spirit of
patriotism, is conducive to the
welfare of the counl.ry. The D. A.
R's., and other like organizations
all profess to have some such ob
jeet8 in view, when they strive to
educate the public mind up to tbe
importance of keeping the spirit of
unselfish devotion to the, cause of
our country, (which was the domi
nating principal in the lives of our
fathers) ever fresh in the minds of
succeeding generations. To that
end they put up towering monu
ments to the heroes of the past, not
so much for the purpose of perpetu
ating the deeds of some individual,
as that of the cause for which they
freely offered themselves as a willing
sacrifice. This is as it should be,
but while we are printing the histo
ry of the past, on the enduring mar
ble, let us not forget or overlook
the importance of doing something
mat will be a reminder of the times,
when the young men of our State
arose as one man and prompted
alone by a high sense of patriotism,
dared to risk life and personal lib
erty, in fact everything they held
most dear in the effort to bleak up
the degrading conditions, that ex
isted as a result of the civil war.
Among the many incidents that
marked the progress of those troub
lous times none exceeded in impor
tance, and far reaching results those
of the Hamburg Riot. The effect
over the State was as electrical as
that which marked the course of
the "Fiery Cross" over the high
lands of Scotland.
The bloody shirt worn as a uni
form through the streets of Aiken
by the Hamburg prisoners, as a de
fiance to the powers that were, was
the fore-runner of the statewide
uniform of the Red Shirt Bands.
Tbe men who made the history of
those stirring times are fast passiug
I F armers up With Their Work.
W|ike Town School to
Glose. Picnic and Base
It has been quite a while since
we hav?-seen any news in your pa
per from this section and I haven't
written in so long I'll try and give
youajtgw items.
Tbefl&rraers are all about up with
their .Work until it rains. Some have
a goo? stand of cotton and corn,
and some have just finished plant
ing. Wer all are about to come to the
decisio^that this will be another
dry ysj?f, for it has not rained here
in S9V?r?al weeks.
Mitres Essie Bussey and Mary
Bowie our efficient teachers spent
last ?iturday with Miss Louise
Mr*. J. S. Mann and children
spent ?he- week-end with her par
ents, Mr. aud Mrs. Nuel at Abbe
Mrs; Jeff Gable, visited her par
ents, M?. and Mrs. Joe White last
Mr. W. W. M ed lock, Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Shrine visited Mr. Guy
Jennings last Sunday.
Misses. Louise Shrine, Magcie
Medloyfcand boreen Walls spent a
very pleasant day last Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ridlehoover.
Mrs. Cindy White of McCor
mick is visiting in this section.
Mr.-Robert White came in last
Saturday night with his new Ford
six passenger car which was made
useful Sundav as well as ornament
Miasma. Maggie Medlock and Co
reen Walls spent Saturday night
with Misses Nenie and Georgia
WhW, Tovvn school will close
M.n^ljfc?"! *M Sivy and Saturo ay, the
15th there.will be a general picnic
at the school house and everybody
is cordially invited to attend, also
j bring a well filled basket. The la
!dies will have different refresh
j ments to sell, and a game of base
j ball will be played in the afternoon,
j Mr. Editor, we send you a special
I invitation, be glad to have you with
j us again this year, for a general
tgood time is expected to be given
each one. Remember the date.
C. W.
Every department or our store is
filled with the newest spring goods,
the most carefully selected and best
bought stook we have ever shown.
Mukaahy Bargasn House.
?away. lean remember the names
of more dead ones who were at
Hamburg, than I can of those who
are still living, and I believe, if our
people could but realize how much
the slightest mark of appreciation
on their part would add to the heart
felt pleasure of those remaining on
this side of the river, they would
not hesitate an instant to contribute
to that end.
The Legislature, at the instance
of the late Col. J. P. DeLaughter,
appropriated the sum of four hun
dred dollars for the purpose of rais
ing a monument to the memory of
the gallant McKie Meriwether who
was killed at Hamburg and of
whom it might be said was the first
siorifioeof the Red Shirt Cause.
A commission consisting of W. H.
Hammond, George Adams, John A.
Butler, J. B. McKie, and G. W.
Medlock was appointed to have the
work done. In order to have this
monument placed in as conspicuous
a place as possible there by adding
largely to its historic value we re
solved to make an effort to at least
duplicate the State's donation and
place it where it will be seen by
most people especially those from
Edgefield and Aiken counties.
The town of. North Augusta has
generously agreed to donate a com
manding site and care for it when
And all we have to do is to raise
the money.That ought to be an easy
task. All we ask now is for every
citizen of the two counties to send
us at once, a contribution however
large or small, so that we can have
the work done as soon as possible.
In honoring the cause of '7?, we
honor ourselves. Send all contri
butions to J. B. McKie, Clark's
Hill or G. W. Medlock, North
. G. W. Medlook.
1 Nor?i Augusta, S. C.
Miss Emmie McKie Wins Prize
For Music.
Because of substantially equal
proficiency Miss Emmie W. McKie,
of North Augusta, S. C., and Miss
Leila M. Harvey of Braintree, Mass.,
were each awarded one-half of the
director's prize of $50 for superior
performance in organ playing at a
competition held in Jordan Hall ol'
the New England Conservatory of
Music last evening (Thursday April
22). This was the first occa-don
on which this prize has been offer
ed. There were seven contestants:
Herbert Russell Boardman. Leila
Maybell Harvey, Emmie .Washing
ton McKie, Dorothy Lincoln Park.
Marshall Spring Bidwell, Walter
Lawrence Cook and Roy Leslie
Frazee. These all played the same
program, consisting of the first
movement of J. S. Bach's Sonata in
C major; the Prelude and Fugue in
E minor, and Saint Saen's Rhap
sody in E major upon a Breton
Both of the successful contestants
are members of the Conservatory's
senior class.
The judges were- Prof. Wm.
Churchhill Hammond, of Mt. Holy
oke College; W. Lynwood Farn
ham, organist of Emanuel Church,
Boston, <aud Warren A. Lockie,
organist of St. Paul's Cathedral,
Boston.-Augusta Herald.
The War in France.
If the European war is effective
in turning infidel France back to
God, what ought peace and pros
perity do for Christian America?
We wish that space would admit of
our relating in full the wonderful
conversion of the celebiated French
novelist and poet, Lavredau. The
sum and substance of his confession
and appeal to the French people is
this: He says, "I once laughed at
faith and held myself a wisesraan.
But there, vras no el?e*tiuHes8
my laughter when I saw France
bleeding and weeping," As he
watched the soldiers march to
death, he said within himself,
"What makes you so calm?" And
they began to pray, "I believe in
God." Lavredau confesses his awful
misery in such a state of mind. He
says, "The sense of being lost chills
me." He asks, "ls not our daily la
bor torment without God? Is not
all goodness an absurdity without
him? "I stand hythe bloody streams
of France. I see the holy water of
her tears. I am in despair." In
speaking of Christ, whose kingdom
he fought, he says, I dare not
name him. He. was so good, and
1-? "What is to become of
France, if her children do not be
lieve?" In this national cemetery,
how hard it is to be au atheist? "0
France, turn again to the faith of
your most glorious davs. I may not
live to-morrow; but I must say to
my friends, Lavredau dares not die
an atheist."If snme of us were hetter
acquainted with the man, we would
realize what this confession means.
The difference between this atheist
and some in our midst is just this:
He wrote his infidelity and publish
ed it in book form. But you prac
tice infidelity every day while you
profess to believe in God whom
yon never address in prayer; whoae
house of worship you never or sel
dom enter; whose son, the Saviour
of sinners, you are no more con
cerned about than you are in an
African chief. And if this were not
so, you would not be so displeased
when reminded of the fact. Just a
few more suns will set for you and
the end of life will have come. Your
body in mother earth; your precious
soul in the midst of a gang whose
shrieks arid groans and blasphemy
will fill your ears with horror and
your soul with a deserved hell; tie
cause mercy stretched out his arms,
saying, come and be saved, but ye
would not.
E. C. B.
Delightful Birthday Party
Saturday afternoon little Louise
Quarles, the eight-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Quarles, gave
a delightful birthday party at her
home and invited all of her class
mates to share the joys of the after
noon with her. All of the little peo
ple were so hospitably received and
had so many attentions bestowed
upon them that they were loath to
leave. After many gaines that are
participated in by children were en
joyed delicious refreshments were
served. The little hostess received a
number of tokens of friendship from
her classmates.
Sunday School Conference Held.
Engagement Announced.
Death of Miss Camile.
W.M. U. Meeting.
Miss Eloise Carwile, the eldest
daughter and only surviving child
of the late Maj. John Carwile, died
here on Friday morning last at 2
o'clock in the horr e of Dr. and Mrs.
S. G. Mobley. Foi ~ome time she
had "been in failing health and dur
ing all her suffering she bore it
with submission and when the end
came she passed into the great be
yond with an abiding faith in her
Master. It was well with ber soul,
and now ber sweet and gentle spir
it is with the throng of the redeem
ed and the loved ones gone on be
fore. She was a woman of strong
character and many lovable traits
and none knew her bnt to love her.
In early girlhood, she united with
the Baptist church an 1 at the time
of her death was a member of the
tirst Baptist church of Augusta.The
funeral services were conducted on
Friday afternon at 5:30 o'clock, at
the Mt. of Olives cemetry and
were conducted by Dr. A. T. King.
There were many beautiful flowers
placed upon her casket by loving
friends which were tributes of their
affection for her. The Daughters of
the Confederacy 'of Edgefield of
which chapter she was a member,
attended in a body. The immediate
relatives left are foui* aunts, Mes
dames S. G. Mobley, W. S. Mobley.
L. L. Latimer and Miss Sara Car
wilp and during her days of illness
ministered so lovingly and untiring
ly to ber. There are also two un
cles, Mr. Z. W. Carwile of Augus
ta, and Mr. G. F. Carwile of Og
den, Utah, and a consin, Mrs. Mary
Smith, of .Jacksonville, Fla. .,, ...
The. -ni ! v.'v Dieting of the W,
IffftF. a?x?Hary^ l? the Ridge asso
ciation meets with the Richland
Springs church on Saturday May
8, at 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Alvin
Ethsredgp,. superintendent, has ar
ranged a good program and it is
hoped that thure will be a good at
tendance from both the mission so
cieties and VT, W'.
rjliss Hortons'! Padgett of Edge
field spent the week-end here.
Mrs Harry Hamilton and little
sous, Harry and Augustus, have
been spending a faw days with Mrs.
W. E. Lott.
We read with pride, in Sunday's
State that one of Johnston's bright
and talented young men, Mr. Staun
ton Lott, had been elected vice
president of the literary society of
the South Carolina university.
Mr. James White has returned
from Birmingham, Ala., and will'
make Johnston his home during the
Mr*. Mary Jenkins of Seneca, is
visiting Mrs. G. P. Cobb.
Misses Isabel and Bessie Bean
delightfully entertained on Friday
evening in compliment to their
friend, Miss Myra Pearce of Augus
Rev, R. C. Turnipseed of Colum
bia filled the pulpit on Thursday
evening and he spoke on the ne
cessity of every person being pre
pared to meet the inevitable crisis
of life/basing his remarks on the
incident recorded in the parable of
the ten virgins. The need of educa
tional equipment was brought be
i fore the conference by Dr. E. O.
! Watson, of Bamberg in a ringing
j address, speaking in behalf of the
i Carlisle school of Bamberg. He
?stated that this wa* a christian
j school and that this wa" prepared
I to do for a boy and girl that all
! round equipment which can come
only when the head, hand and heart
have been properly trained. Rev.
W. I. Herbert of Spartanburg, com
missioner of education of South
Carolina conference, also made an
address setting forth this work and
he called upon the Methodist for
their support and sympathy. Mr.
James H. Brown of the textile in
dustrial institute was heard in be
half of that school. Dr. W. W.
Dauiel president of Columbia col
lege was present one day of the
conference. At the evening exercises
delightful music was enjoyed and
the sermons preached by the visit
ing pastors were excellent ones and
a high tide of spirituality swept
every meeting. The coming of the
conference here has meant much to
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