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John A. Rauton.
Greenwood, S. C., March 19.
Mr. John A. Rauton died Tuesday
morning at the home of his broth
er, Mr. Alfred Rauton, near the
city after an illness of a year or
more. The funeral was conducted
today at Mount Moriah Church.
Mr. Rauton was 74 years of age.
He was a native of Edgefield Coun
ty and lived for many years in
The colored people will celebrate
their emancipation this year on
April .12*..Saturday being chosen
60 taking a day off will not serious
ly interfere with farm work. They
have invited several speakers and
the occasion will be celebrated in
about the same manner as during
the past several years. The very
best of deportment has always
characterized these celebrations,
which reflects credit upon the col
ored race. No disorder of any
kind ha3 heretofore existed.
The Best of Its Kind.
If you do not believe the Scotch
cencert will surpasu any entertain
ment of the kind ever given in
Edgefield, go out to the opera house
Friday night and if you are not
delighted with the programme the
ladies who have charge of the en
tertainment will refund your mon
ey. Thai's a fair proposition and
a sufficient guarantee that the en
tertainment will be everything that
is claimed for it.
The Silver Tea.
The JJ. D. C. will give a silver
tea Tuesday, April 1, from 5 to ll
p. m., at the home of Mrs. J. H.
Cantelou, to which the public is
cordially invited to attend. No ad
mission will be charged, but each
guest is expected to make a free
will offering. Home-made ? candy
will be sold. Children are cordially
invited to attend. The young peo
ple are especially invited to attend
?during the evening, as sweet music
will be rendered and a cake given
for the most popular young lady.
Series of U. D. C. Entertain
The TJ. D. C. ladies have decided
to give a ? series of entertainments
monthly, up to the time the conven
tion convenes lhere next fall. The
money raised to be used to help de
fray expenses of the convention.
The first entertainment will be the
silver tea on April the first at Mrs.
Joe Cantelou's. In another announce
ment details of this entertainment
are given and it promises to be a
very enjoyable affair. Different com
mittees will be appointed monthly.
The following ladies compose the
silver tea committee: Mesdames J.
D. Holstein, Joe Cantelou, A. E.
Padgett, Geo. Evans, Herbert
Smith, Maggie Hill, B. E. Nichol
son, C. E. May, C. A. Griffin,
James Hart, Abner Broadwater, M.
A. Taylor, Lovick Mims and Percy i
r with all its
and summer i
? foreign and
rter linens in
efer with plea
as very prono
T in which the;
uddings of spi
many new thi:
All Handicapped Alike.
Do not decline to enter the corn
contest because the rains have kepi
you irom preparing; your acre as
well as you would like to do.
Every other farmer in the county
will enter under the same handicap.
Neither your neighbor nor the far
mers on the opposite side of the
county will have the opportunity
of preparing their pet acre any bet
ter than you will. Send in your
name at once for enrollment.
A Teacher of Ability.
Miss Evelyn Penn recently closed
her school in Colleton county and
a patron of the "school had the fol
lowing to say of her work in a oard
published in the Walterboro Press
"The Penial school, which has
been successfully taught this year
by Miss Evelyn Penn, of Trenton,
S. C., closed on last Friday. Miss
Penn has demonstrated that she is
a teacher of unusual ability, and it
is the hope of all the patrons that
she will teach the school again next
Edgefield Graded School.
The following young people in
the Edgefield Graded school have
won the distinction of having the
best essays on the cigarette question
and alcohol question in their re
spective classes. "How the Business
VVorld Regards the User of Alco
hol" in grade 8, Rhea Edmunds.
"Why I will not smoke cigarettes,"
8th grade, Charlie Porter.
In the seventh grade on cigarettes
Ouida Pattison, alcohol, Neva
Best essay in 6th grade, Willie
Best essay in fifth grade, Edwin
Folk, who also won second prize in
the county contest.
Meeting of Dixie Chapter.
The Dixie Auxiliary of the U.
D. C. Chapter will hold their regu
lar monthly meeting at the home
of Miss Sadie Mims on Monday af
ternoon at four o'clock, March 31,
1913. All members are requested
to be present.
The Lord's Prayer.
'Diana Smith, one of the South's
Heroines-Miss Emily Strother,
v Solo-Miss Miriam Norris.
Redling-Miss Margaret Hill.
Solu-Miss Margaret May.
Tlie Boys who never came
back"-Miss Marion Blalock.
Roll Call and Minutes.
Report of Treasurer.
Plea for Arlington Monument
Solo-Miss Gladys Padgett.
Adj ou i n nient.
Sadie Mims, Pres.
News Around Flat Rock.
The continued rain is making
some of the farmers wear long faces
because their plows have been stop
ped almost a fortnight.
This has been a favorable winter
on grain and in this section it all
The housewives are getting im
patient to have gardening done and
. domestic wai
a range of p:
sure to the r
unced, and w<
ngs that ar riv
as soon as the ground dries sufficient
to work they will bt busy as bees
in atar bucket, putting seed in the
irround. There will also be a lot of
Mrs. Mary Thurmond of your
i town is expected to spend this week
with her daughter, Mrs. P. B.
The W. M. S. of Red Oak Grove
met this month at the home of Mrs.
D. Parkman. After a very inter
esting program on Home Missions,
delightful refreshments were served.
Air. and Mrs. Press Parkman
have both been quite sick but are
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bussey are
receiving the congratulations of
their friends on the arrival of a fine
little son at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Griffie spent
Sunday and Monday in Edge
Mrs. Mattie Kenrick made a bu
siness trip to Augusta this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G- W. Bussey vis
ited Mrs. Bussey's mother, Mrs.
Mary Wates, in Edgefield this
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Agner was the scene of a pleasant
gathering last Saturday, the occa
sion being the twenty-second birth
day of their eldest son John. About
seven ty-five guests gathered to
wish him joy on this occasion. The
dining room had been taste- ally
decorated with smilax and pot
plauts, the prevailing color being
white and gold, garlands of these
two colors twined together reaching
from the center of the ceiling to
the four corners of the table which
would accommodate twenty. A de
licious salad course, with cake and
coffee, was served. The room was
darkened and the lights used shed
a soft mellow glow over all. Mr.
Charley Bailey and Mr. W. A.
Dow made sweet music on violins
with organ accompaniment by Mrs.
Eva Bussey and Kathleen Kenrick.
Mr. Agner was the recipient of a
number of presents wishing him
many returns of the day.
Modoc, S. C.
A Name for the "Hall of Fame."
On a recent visit to Johnston, I
had the pleasure of being in the
home of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Parker,
a most hospitable home, presided
over by Mrs. Parker, who was bon
nie Julia Prescott, both of these
being former Edgefield people, who
moved to Johnston soon after their
Fred Jr. with his handsome face
and debonnair manner is also good
and gifted. His most remarkable
gift is music, playing the most dif
ficult selections from the grand
masters, German, French, the im
passioned Italian, and the light
operas of the day. I could listen
all day, and never tire. His music
is so deep and glowing that it al
most penetrates the soul. He plays
on both piano and pipe organ, and
I am sure that even as great as
Johnston is, ia a few years it will
be too small for this boy, and he
will drift out into the big world,
and make a name for himself in
the "Halls of Fame."
M. E. Lake.
3 passed. 'Tis
We are showj
sh fabrics. B<
3 thank our fr:
to this succ?s
tr. Step in fro
W. H. Turner, F
Letter From Colliers School.
AP I have seen letters from other
schools I decided to write from
Colliers. We have a splendid school
with an enrollment of between fifty
and sixty pupils. The teachers are
Miss Juddie Fanning principal, and
Miss Ellie Mathis assistant. This is
the fifth term Miss Fanning has
been with us and we are delighted
to have her again after a year's ab
sence. We have organized a school
improvement association in ourcom
Several pupils of the Colliers
school entered the W. C. T. U. es
Mr. W. W. Fuller, county su
perintendent of education, visited
our school some time since. We
fj?re pleased to see him and appre
ciated his words of advice and en
We are very glad to say that Mr.
J. R. Hammond who has been dis
abled with a sprain nearly two
months can walk again.
Mr. W. J. Harling who has re
turned home from the hospital in
Augusta is regaining his former
Our teacher attended the teachers'
association at Columbia last week.
In every depar
late novelties of tl
Men's Wear Deps
We are handling the
Mc Kenney shirt. Whe
the name on each sh
enough said. Starting
ward and guarantee cole
Men's B. V. D. under
sizes. The best lisle i.
sold over the counter ior
weights and all colors, si)
at 35c and 50c. Men's
spring shapes and co
collars for men and boys
In this ilepartment \
we stand behind every
know what we are sel
and misses oxfords aru
and tans. American '.
Call's patterns carried
In laces and em bron
bought consisting: of e
flouncing. Our line o
and we can please the
now time to ]
lng many choi
with the nev
mg. The sue
Lends for the s
5S in the buyii
m time to til
We are planning to have a play
at our school Friday evening, March
28, for the benefit of the school.
The supervisor, Mr. A. A. Ed
munds, passed through our commu
We welcome Mr. Harry Cul
breath back to Ed geh* eld again.
Services were held at Peace Ha
ven chapel Sunday, conducted by
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. We are al
ways glad to hear him. He preiches
such splendid sermons.
We are glad to say that Alberta
Talbert, the little daughter of Mrs.
Lucy Talbert, who has been confin
ed to her bed several days with a
broken limb is improving.
A School Girl.
Tribute to Mrs. J. M. Bell.
It is always sad to have one of
the community claimed by the grim
monster death, and such was the
calamity around here when it was
announced by phone message that
Mrs. Bell had died at the hospital
in Columbia on Wednesday night
about 8 o'clock. She had been at
the hospital for the past six month?.
We all hoped to see her sufficiently
improved in health to return to
brighten the home of a loving hus
band and three ?bright little ones
tment we are now :
ie season for your in;
n you see
irt that is
at 50c up
irs and fit.
wear in all
25c in light
Ik half hose
felt hats in
that has be
new goods t
week as the
es, Oxfords and Pur
ve handle them directly from t
pair we sell as they are mad
ling. Men and boys oxfords
i pumps in white canvas, pate
lady corsets models for figure
in stock, Buster Brown hose
leries we have the largest sti
dges, bandings and 27- and
f white and colored wash goc
ig of so
who are left behind to mourn the
loss of wife and mother. Mrs. Bell
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Strom and was reared in the
Rehoboth neighborhood. She gave
her heart to the Lord and united
with his band of followers at Reho
both church about 1883. On Janua
ry 1st, 1900, she wa8manied to
Mr. J. M. Bell and then moved her
church membership to Little Ste
vens Creek where it remained until
her death. On Friday the 2? st., she
was laid to rest to await the final
coming of her Lord whom she loved
and served while here on earth. The
funeral was conducted by the pas
tor H. B. White at the church. The
sad occasion was witnessed by a /
large concourse of relatives and .
friends of both Mr. and Mrs. Bell's
families. In her immediate family
she is survived by a daughter, Mar
tha, age 10. two sons, William, age
12, George 5, and husband.
The whole community goes out
in sympathy for the bereaved, and
while it is so sad yet we know it is
right to submit to the will of Him
who doeth ali things well. We do
not now understand, but in due
time all will be revealed unto us.
Mrs. Bell was in her 44th year at
the time of her death.
ready with all the
?aitment has steadily
' since we started it for
we have the correct
5, quality and the trim
by an expert trimmer
en trained to trim for
. In season we receive
wice and three times a
late styles come out in
he manufacturers and
e up for us and we
in all leathers, ladies
nt leathers, gun metal
s, none better. Mc
? for all.
?eek we have ever
>ds is most complete
efield, 5. C.