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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1,1912
Miss Mollie Waters Enter tains
New Century Club. Benefit
Recital For Cemetery
Mrs. J. H. White spent last
week in Spartanburg and attended
the musical festival.
Mrs. Peter Eppes will go to Ma
con, Ga., on the 6th to join her
husband who has business head
quarters there, and will attend the
re-union of the United Confederate
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Allen were
guests at the home of Mr. M. T.
Turner on Thursday.
Mr. C. F. Pechman has returned
from Knowlton Hospital, Columbia,
where he underwent a severe opera
tion. He is able to be up, and with
the aid of crutches, does |not have
to contine himself to his room. He
still suffers considerablv and al
though his restoration seems slow,
his friends are delighted that he has
gained thus far in health.
Mr. J. W. Sawyer visited his
daughter, Mrs. Tom Willis, at
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Satcher
spent last Sunday in Augusta, at
the home of their son, Mr. Ernest
Mr. W. L. Quattlebaum, who
suffered from a stroke of paralysis
some time since, seems much im
Mrs. J. T. Pittman, of Charlotte,
N. C., is visiting her parents, Mr.
and lira. W. L. Quattlebaum.
On Sunday evening at the service,
Dr. W. S. Dorset used for the sub
ject of his discourse, "The destruc
tion of the Titanic, and the lessons
learned by the disaster." His text
was the 5th verse of the 95 th Psaim,
"The sea is his, and he made it, and
his hands formed the dry land."
Miss Mollie Waters was hostess
for the new century club on Tues
day afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock,
and during the study period, the
new books were taken up, the sub
ject being "South Africa." During
the social hour, there were other in
vited guests, and all enjoyed the
intermingling, and the delightful
refreshments which were so tempt
Prof. Scott has been elected su
perintendent of the high school
here. He comes highly recommend
ed for the place, having taught in
some of the leading schools of the
state. Prof. Cwry would not stand
for re-election? having decided to
take a course af study to fit himself
for college work.
Mrs. Chas. ;*King, of Savannah,
is visiting ber sister, Mrs. M. A.
Mrs. Mena Calhoun, of Jackson
ville, Fla., has been spending a few
days with Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
Dr. Victor Seigler, of Tampa,
Fla., was here during the past
week, having come to attend the
marriage of his brother, Mr. Cecil
eigler to Miss Marie Cromer, of
An enjoyable evening was had on
uesday, at the school auditorium,
hen there was a benefit rtcital for
e cemetery association. A play
as the chief feature and especially
right and catchy was the Dutch
ee-saw drill, the little maidens
lng in the quaint Dutch costume,
uring the curtain a selection was
nderred by a quartette, and a
o rus composed of Mr. and Mrs.
. M. Boyd, Misses Angelle
ndrews, Sue Smith, Sarah Norris,
et LaGrone and Marion Mob1 ^y
d Messrs. Frank and Avery Bland,
, Howard Payne and W. E. La
rone gave several good selections.
Messrs. Charlie Nickerson, of Au
usta, and George Nickerson, of
olumbia, spent Sunday at the home
f their father, Mr. A. M. Nicker
Messrs. H. C. Bailey and O. S.
ertz attended the joint conference
f the S. C. Synod, which convened
t bethlehem Lutheran church,
rmo, S. C., on April 25th-26th.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hendrix, of
t. Paul, Minn., are visiting friends
nd relatives in the suburbs.
Mrs. Will Mobley, of Thompson,
a., is the guest of ber sister, Mrs.
Miss Ruth Shaw, who has been
hing in the high school at Pa
Mill, is at home for the summer,
d all are delighted that she has
White Town School Items.
Well Mr. Editor, the rain last
week was very much appreciated by
the farmers, as their land was get
ting hard and dry, and they are
very eager to start to planting, but
I haven't heard of any in this sec
We were glad to have our super
intendent of education, Mr. W. W.
I Fuller, with us a while last Tues
day, though our attendance was
small on account of rain.
1 Messrs. Sampson IStrom, Luke
Brown and Misses Ruth Ballenger
and Mamie Patterson spent last
Sunday with Miss Lucy Brown, the
assistant teacher, who is boarding
with Miss Maggie Deale.
Mrs. J. A. Walls and daughter,
visited Mis. Kate Brown, of Plum
Branch who has been quite ill, and
I am sorry to report Mrs. Brown's
condition serious, though her many
friends wish for her a speedy re
We are sorry to give up our as
sistant Miss Lucy Brown. Her term
expires to-day, Friday the 19th. We
school girls will miss her very much
as we are all devoted to her. Hope
she will come back to us next term.
Our teachers were very badly dis
appointed in not getting off to the
teachers meeting at Edgefield to-day.
Our school will close May 3rd
with an entertainment t:> which the
public is cordially invited. Exercises
will begin promptly at 8 o'clock p.
m. IgUebelow the honor roll of
our school for the past month.
First grade: Ethel White, 91;
Charles Freeland, 90; Bennie Ri
Second grade: Ruth Ridlehoover,
92; Etta Walls, 92.
Third grade: Earline White, 93;
Morton Barden, 90; Anderson
Walls, 90; Rebecca Spearman, 93;
William White, 90.
Fourth grade: Earle White, 92;
Georgia White, 96; Ruby. White*.
93; Marble White, 93; Emmie-"Rey
nolds, 94; Ruth Walls, 91.
Fifth grade: Nenie White, 96;
Rally Holliday, 05; Gussie Barden,
95; William Freeland. 94.
Sixth grade: Sunie Freeland, 95;
Dewey White, 96; Pearl Ridlehoov
er, 97; Earle Reynolds, 95.
Seventh grade: Belle Reynolds,
95; Corun Walls, 95; Bessie Med
lock, 96; Maggie Medlock, 96, and
Effie White, 95.
The following letter is published at
the request of Dr. W. D. Ousts:
Dr. Walter Ouzts, Elmwoo4 S. C.
My Dear Sir: Could you and
would you kindly tell me the paren
tage of Matilda Ouzts who in 1874
married James W. Johnson at
Edgefield S. C.? Thanking you in
advance for the courtesy of a reply.
Very cordially yours,
Anna Gleaves Rich.
Bandy, Tazewell Co., Va.
If any one can supply the desired
information they should communi
cate with Dr. Ouzts or the writer of
Mr. Jno. C. Shaw, who served
so long a* executive committeeman
of Meriwether democratic club, has
an unusual recsrd. He joined this
club in 1876, and from that day to
this, he has never missed a single
meeting of the club. About 1892 he
was elected executive committee
man, and during that time missed
but one call from the county chair
Next Sunday morning at ll
o'clock at the Methodist church the
pastor will preach "On some words
about the cross." ,
The men and boys are specially
invited to the Methodist church at
Trenton next Sunday at 4 o'clock.
Ladies and girls may come too.
Subject, "A young man who nearly
Edgefield and Trenton Methodist
churches on April 29th finished pay*
ing their foreign and home and
conference mission assessment for
1912. The mission board has asked
for a 50 per cent surplus for mis
sions and this will be considered
later. These churohes are to be
praised for meeting the assessment
in the time in which the board ask
ed for it J. R. Walker.
More Anon Commends Mr. Wi
T. Walton. New Ferry Soon
to be Opened On The
The people are wondering who
is in Edgefield that is in favor o
the dispensary: the merchants a
opposed to it, the preachers are
posed to it, the women are opposed;
to it, and really we are perplexed.
Mr. W. T. Walton (God bless him)
says in substance that God and his
people do not set such traps to des
troy our people, therefore the work
is that of Satan. We are glad, in
this instance, that Satan's emissa
ries are so few, but, it is well for
our people to mark them for future
reference. Label them, stamp them,
for future reference in order to be
helpful to them, and avoid being
captured by the wiles and specious
pleas of his Satanic majesty.
The sun shined beautifully yester-;
day, and the church people had a
??ood day. Wc hope it will continue
to shine, for our farmers are quite
nervous over the continued rains.
Why, just think of it, now practi
cally the first of May and not a
seed of cotton planted to my knowl
edge in the community, and very
little land prepared or even ridged.
The only corn that I have noticed
planted, I saw yesterday in Morgan
town. It has been 8 or 10 years since
our people have been so . late. The
small grain, what there is of it,
looks very well, but the trouble is
so much cotton prevented the sow
ing of small grain.
Mr. H. H. Freeman, assisted by
the neighbors has about completed
the new read to his ferry, which
crosses the river near Dorton creek, i
The new cable has come, and in a
few daya the new ..flat wiU-^W^n?*
?nd OUT neighbors across the Sa
vannah some of whom are only a
few miles will soon be able to visit
us regularly. This new enterprise
probably means more for Parks
ville in a business way than any
thing that has been projected since
the railroad was jbuilt, on account
of the fact, |that the river has all
this time separated us from the
business of as fine a territory as
there is in eastern Georgia. It is,
moreover, a great convenience to
those Georgians along the river
whose only means of publio convey
ance was bj poll boat to and from
Augusta. We pull our hat and make
.our politest bow to our Georgia
Miss Mae Roper, one of Plum
Branch's honored teachers spent Sat
uiday and Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. T. G- Talbert.
Mr. Tack Reynolds and wife of
Plum Branch spent the day yester
day with Mrs. Carrie Tompkins and
Messrs. Eddie and Dan Bell ren
dezvoused at Clark's Hill Sunday.
Many of our young peoplfe enjoy
ed a big time at the hospitab e home
of Mr. Tom Barret Sunda \ We
saw two of the young ladiei riding
with a young man, who has a beau
tiful ho?-se and we exclaimed, good!
It is understood, that some dis
sensions exist among the members
of the matrimonial club, as to who
is in possession of the rabbit's foot.
When the president gets married
she is supposed to donate the rab
bit's foot to her favorite, and since
the marriage of the late president, j
many guesses and much speculation
exists as to who the young lady is,
who is the happy possessor of the
famous charm. Before long we are
going to tell it.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Strom of
Rehoboth were welcomed visitors
at the home of friends last week.
A regular communicatiou of
Parksville lodge, A. F. M., was
held Saturday evening, at which
time, Prof. A. G. West received
the sublime degree of a Master Ma
A fine meeting of the B. Y. P.
U. was held last night the subject
being "Christian Stewardship."
Good talks were made by brethren
J. C. Morgan, B. F. Cotton and T.
G. Talbert. *
Fer the Teeth.
The chemical action of peroxide of
hydrogen upon gold teeth, whioh
makes aa ampleasfcnt taste tsWthe
mooth, can be destroyed hy vssaceeit
witt the li?uM. lbs whftemJac visees?
Pleasant Lane Items.
The farmers are hustling now.
Some are planting while others are
[getting ready to plant.
The second number of a series of
peetings in the interest of the lay
man's movement was held Sunday
last at Gilgal church. A large
crowd was in attendance and the
meeting was quite a success,
i Miss Bessie Co th ran is visiting
fiar sister, Mrs. Arthur Morgan.
g[Mr. G. G. West who was report
ed ill is steadily improving.
RrrMre. M^ E. Strom is visiting her
Biwghter, Mrs. S. D. Byrd.
S?Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Byrd are on
jiie sick list this week.
Mrs. C. H. B. Williams visited
relatives in the Cleora section last
We are corry to report that our
9Kician Dr. J. H. Self is on the
aiS:list. Blue Eyes.
More Anon Writes in a Remi
idscent Mood From Meeting
Street, his Boyhood Home.
j/ear Advertiser: More Anon
dnc^e-to Stevens Creek church yes
'sK-by appointment to attend a
-ionary rally of the layman's
m?rement.' The distance from
P? -ksyille to this church is about
30 miles, and when the writer
reached the church, he found Mes
srs. Glauzier Cazts, and Walton
prssent. A little later Mr. Joe Payne
and niece drove up.
It had been upward of 30 years
since we had been to this historic
churclj, the church of our mother,
who was. baptized here in the fifties
and before we left we reverently
pulled off our hat, and walked up
the aiste.to the pulpit,which brought
tons memories tinged with sadness,
fright, facing the rear, the
\W .nen used to etfr and" in ray
minds eye, I could see old Mr.
"Shimmy" Nicholson, Archie Lew
is, Ransom Tim.nerman, John Mar
lins:, Jesse Hart, Dr. Tompkinp,
Marshall and Elijah Faulkner, and
others whose names escape me just
now, who have all gone to their re
ward. These faces brought up the
tender memories childhood,of which
though tinged with sadness I would
not obliterate. Joe Payne said to the
writer, "where are the old people
now?" Said he, "they used to fill
the amen corners in the old church,
but now they are not filled up with
old people." As we left the sacred
building we inwardly thanked God
for the souls that had gone to heav
en from Stevens Creek church.
As we were driving off we met
generous, whole-souled, Q. Cog
iburn and daughters, who had brav
ed the elements to ?ttend churoh,
but as we had started away they too
turned towards home. The day was
inclement, but not sufficiently so to
keep men of business from attend
ing to their secular affairs when
their interests are at stake, and
being in a reminiscent mood, and
having no one else to talk to, I asked
myself, where are the workers for
the Master to-day? Are they as
much interested in spreading the
gospel, as they are in attending to
their own secular interests? I my
self, felt that I had -done my part in
traveling 30 miles to carry out my
part of the program, but where are
the folks who have the missionary
spirit commensurate with the great
needs of the home and foreign fields.
Are we really in earnest, or are
we playing at missions? These are
questions we feel like propounding
to our Christian brethren, without
meaning any reflection upon the
zeal, or motives of any one. I am
now at the home of my brother, J.
M. Bell, an honored deacon of this
historic church, whose ?ick wife I
am glad to say is improving. This
will account for the lack of notes
worthy of personal mention from
Parksville, unless my good substi
tute should favor us along this line.
They Deserve Your Patronage.
That little play which is to be
given in the opera house next Mon
day night by the young ladies of
the Dixie chapter should be largely j
patronized. Every part will be
strongly presented, the very best
talent of the town being among the
dramatis personae. The price is only
35 cents for general admission and
35 cents for reserved seats. Surely
such s small sum is within the
reach of all.
Home-Corning For South Caro
linians Will be a Feature of
Th? Corn Exposition.
A Big Crowd.
By the simultaneous action of
the mayors of South Carolina's
cities and towns, issued May the
1st, there has been proclaimed a
great home-coming of South Caro
linians residing in other states, to |
take place during the national corn
exposition, which will he held in
the capital of the state next Janua
ry. The mayor of Edgefield has
with other mayors of the state
issued a proclamation whioh is
It is proposed that every person
of South Carolina birth ?and pa
rentage, now residing in sdjjie other
state, shall be invited by ?personal
letter to return to this state during
the national corn exposition, and
their relatives and friends ^remain-,
ing in this state are requested to
send the names and addresses of
these native South Carolinians to
the national corn exposition associa
tion, Columbia, S. C., in order that
the exposition officials may keep
them informed as to the movement.
The railroads have already granted
reduced rates for the exposition,
covering the territory east of the
Mississippi and south of the Ohio
river, and it is believed that this is
an opportune time for a genuine re
union of South Carolinians living
in other parts of the country.
The national corn exposition is a
great agricultural show, and it is
already attracting attention from
the leaders in agricultural develop
ment throughout the nation. The
legi-' ' * last
memsv??! ;r?ak* an extensive and
impo %it. Practically all
the a:sta agricultural, colleges and
experiment "stations will also be
A marriage of interest to many
people in Edgetield was that of Ma
rie Samuella Cromer to Mr. Cecil
Hodges Seigler of Aiken. Both of
these young people have distinguish
ed themselves in the educational
world, and were in attendance on
the recent educational rally at Edge
field, Miss Cromer having made the
first address on that occasion. Mr.
Seigler is Supt. of education of Ai
ken county, and Miss Cromer has
the honor of being the originator
and organizer of the tomato clubs,
and made a favorable impression in
her address here. The marriage
was solemized at the First Baptist
church of Aiken, on last Wednes
day evening, Rev. J. P. McLean as
sisted by Rev. Graves L. Knight
Free Scholarships for Training
The Philadelphia School for
Narses, 2219 Chestnut Street, Phil
adelphia, announces that enrollment
for the Fall classes will shortly be
gin. This institution is recognized
and endorsed by leading physicians
.verywhere. Free scholarships in
the Two Year Course are available
and provide room, board, launder
ing, incidental expenses and rail
road fare home ?on completion of
the Course. A Home Study Course
is also provided. The School pro
vides full instruction under safe and
wholesome conditions and opens
the way to almost immediate finan
cial betterment for those who need
to increase their earning power.
A Special Short Course Class
opens October 3rd. This class is
formed at the request of leading
physicianswho are anxious that some
provision be made to meet the in
creasing, demand for nurses in all
sections. This is an opening which
will be appreciated by those who
need to quickly prepare themselves
for self-support and nursing duty.
An illustrated number of the School
Bulletin, which is sent free to inter
ested persons, gives all the de
Hats and Caps the largest selec
tion in Augusta. Straw hats $1.00
up. $8.00 Panama's at $4.75. Stet
son and other fine makes $2.15 up.
Caps a full line 22o ap. W. G.
Mertins Augusta, Ga.
Edgefield "us tains aJGreatJLoss.
On Thursday night last, after an
illness of only a few days, Miss Lon
P. Gary passed away from her
home and loved ones here at Edge
field, and has gone to a better coun
try, "that is an heavenly."
Mrs. Victoria Evans her sister is
her nearest relative in Edgefield,
and Miss Mary Evans her niece,
and Capt. N. G. Evans, her nephew,
but many others are bereaved, who
though not associated by ties of
blood, were nevertheless a part of
that most congenial of all coteries,
those friends who loved her for the
greet common purpose for which
they all lived, an intense and abid
ing zeal for the advancement of the
kingdom. She held a very high
place in the affections and esteem
of the people for her splendid spirit,
as well as for her courage, and in
telligence in doingj||what ^he con
sidered her duty.
On the death of- their brother,
Gen. Martin Gary, 2|rs. Evans and
Miss Gary came tty?Edgefleld to
make their home, and since that
time, Miss Lou, as she was affec
tionately called, has been one of
the leading spirits in the Methodist
church, and the religious life of
Edgefield. She was president of the
Methodist Foreign mission society
for many years, and was the pioneer
of that branch of Christian work in
our town, and was the inspiration
for much of the present-missionary
activity in our community at large.
On Friday afternoon the remains
of th if dear friend, were carried to
the Methodist church, and a service
was held in the presence of many
relatives and friends being conduct
ed by Rev. J. R. Walker, Dr. M.
D. Jeffries and Rev. R. G. Shan
nonhouse, and on. Saturday morn
many beautiful ?oral tributes,among
them one from the Foreign mission
society of which she was president,
one from the Edgefield Woman's
Christian Temperance Union of
which she was a member, and the
Baptist mission society, and others
from individuals. At the Methodist
Sunday school on Sunday morning:
several beautiful tributes were paid
her life and character.
The last few weeks have been,
marked by the passing away in va
rious parts of our country, of many
great and good men and women,,
notables in the eyes of the world at
large. In the death of Miss Gary
Edgefield has sustained a greater
loss than that sustained in the losa
of any of these great ones. It is true
that we all move in circles of con
geniality, some in one, some in an
other. The circle of this dear friend
was in the home and in the church,
the largest and broadest circle^fcnd
her interests and sympathies reach
ed as far as there d welt a hjSman
soul in need. r
Last fall when the united mission
societies of Edgefield celebrated
their golden jubilee, there was no
one more helpful or more interested
than she,and nerhaps she drew more
inspiration from the occasion than
all the rest On one of the floral
offerings sent to the last service as
she lay for the last time in the
church of her adoption, were writ
ten these words, "We all bved her4"
and these four words contained the
secret of her influence and charnu
F. A. M.
S. C C. I. Commencement.
The following are some announce
ments of interest in regard to the
commencement exercises, which will
begin on the 16 th of May.
Thursday, May 16.-8:45 p. m.,
Friday, May 17.-5 p. m., com
pany drill, cadet batallion; 8:45 p.
m., entertainment by school of ex
Saturday, May 18.-5 p. m., in
dividual drill in manual of arms,
cadet battalion; 8:45 p. m., celebra
tion af literary societies, contests
for nfedals in oratory and declama
Sunday, May 19.-ll a. m., bac
calaureate sermon, Rev. Philip Mc
Lea nj Aiken.
Mfnday,May 30-10 a. m.,
dress* before the Alumni-Alumajsv,,
association, Calhoun Mays, class of
1903, 10:30 a.m., graduating exer
cises and delivery of diplomas by
ex-Gov. J. C. Sheppard; 11:30 a.
am., baccalaurete address, J. F. Gar