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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY? MAY 14,1913
Memorial Day Fittingly Observ
ed-Chapter D. A. R. to
Memorial day was observed here
on Friday the 9th, in order tbat the
veterans of camp McHenry might
accept an invitation extended them
for the 10th, by the Edgefield chap
ter, D. of C. Upon invitation from
the Mary Ann Buie chapter, Dr. J.
R. Se vier, pastor of the first Presby
terian'church of Augusta was present
to deliver ibe address. The exercises
took place in the afternoon and a line
of march was formed at 4 o'clock
at the Confederate monument com
posed of the veterans of camp Mc
Henry, headed by Judge J. G. Mob
ley who bore the flag; the 11 grades j
of the High School, each led by the
teacher, and lastly, the members of
the chapter. Each child bore a
?wreath and a banner. The proces
sion marched to the school audito
rium where the exercises wete held.
Tue opening song was "All saints,
who from their labors rest," follow
ed by prayer by Rev. E. C. Bailey,
Edgefield. "They'll never march
again," was sung by 12 young
maidens. Crosses of honor were
given to 5 veterans, the presentation
being made by Mrs. Lillie Sale An
drews, and Mr?. Angeline Bacon
bestowed upon her nephew. Mr.
.Wigfall Cheatbau, the cross ot
honor WOD by her distinguished
husband, Coi. Thomas Bacon. The
speaker, Dr. Sevier was introduced
by Mr. Bailey, and the marked at
tention that was given him as he
.ipoke, showed how appreciatively
his discourse was received. At the
conclusion be was presented with a
beautiful basket of red and white
flowers by Mrs. James White, in
the name of the chapter. *'The old
camp ground," was tung by 8
young men, Messrs. Boyd, W. F.
Scott, F. S.,and Avery Bland, W.
E. LaGroue, Hilliary Grant, How
ard Payne and Dr. J. A. Dobey.
Following this a tribute was paid
to the memory of Mrs. Camilla Bla
lock, of Edgefield. and Mrs. W. D.
"Woodward of this place, resolutions
being read, the audience standing,
and "Nearer my God to thee" was
8oftlyiplaywO,The singing of "Shall
.we gather at the river," concluded
the exercises, and the garlands were
gathered up by the children and
carried to Mt. of Olives cemetery
nearby and the graves of the hero
dead were decorated.
Mr. and Mrs. St. Julian Harris
and cbildreD,of Denning, Ga., visit
ed the latter's mother, Mrs. P. N.
Mrs. Kane Misb, who has been
spending awhile here at the home
of her brother Dr. Page Nelson
Reesee has gone to Virginia to
spend the summer months.
Miss Sallie Bettis of Trenton, has
been the guest of Miss Elise Crouch.
Mr. J. K. Allen, Master John,
Jr., and Miss Mary Lewis, of Meet
ing Street, were guests at the home
of Mrs. Willie Tompkins on Wed
Mr. Grady Satcher who has had
a position in Florida, is at home
-for a while. His friends gladly wel
come bim borne.
Mr. James Inman, of Geogetown,
is visiting at the home of his kins
man, Mrs. James Turner.
Mrs. Fannie Pratt Andrews who
has been teaching at St. Paul, N. C.,
is here for the summer.
Capt. and Mrs. P. B. Waters are
visiting their daughter Mrs. Phill
ips, at Springfield.
During the month of June, a
chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, will be or
ganized here, and any one wishing
blanks should apply immediately to
Mrs: James White. It is through
Mrs. White that this is being effect
ed, and she has invited Mrs. Mayes,
of Greenville, the state regent, to
be present and organize, which she
has consented to do. Twelve mem
bers are required to effect the or
ganization, and more than this num
ber have already made application.
On Thursday morning Mrs. M.
R. Wright, entertained a party of
friends, and the affair was one that
gave pleasure to all who enjoyed
ber hospitality. The pretty rooms
of this home were made more at
tractive with quantities of roses,
-different colors being used, and the
highest score was won by Mrs. W.
A. Mobley, and the prize a pair of
white Bilk hose waa presented to
her. Following the game a tempting
ly arranged luncheon wa9 served,
hand embroidered covers being
used on tb" tables. Mrs. Wright
was assisted by her sister, Miss
Sunday was 'l" M other's Day" and
"Cradle Roll Day" at the Baptist
church, and the regular time foi
Sunday school was devoted to this
observance. This department is un
der the supervision of Mrs.
James White, with Mrs. O. D.
Black as assistant. The exercises
were very beautiful and impressive,
and white carnations, mother's flow
er, were used in the decorations.
Conspicuous was the cradle and
over it hovered a pure white dove.
On the first page of the program,
was the picture of little Ben Lee
Allen, son of Dr. and Mr?. B. L.
Allen, he being the first member of
the cradle roll of this Sunday school.
Following is the program:
Chorus, "Sunday school army"
Prayer, Mr. B. L. Reames.
Chorus, " 'Tis mother's day."
Greetings. Frances Lott.
Welcome from cradle roll, calling
of roll and presenting each wi;h a
Chorus, "Precious mother."
Scripture reading, Mrs. S. J.
Vocal duet, "I'll be good moth
er," John Howard Black and
"God's kiss,"' reading. Miss Vir
Chorus, "God of our mothers.'*
"Ten little lights," given by Hel
en Walker, Marion Turner, Lois
Collins, Elma Collons, Elizabeth
Wright, Mona Collins, Mary May,
Ella Fannie Mobley, Cora May and
Vocal duet, "Follow Jesus," Lau
rie and Thomas Hoyt.
Recitation "But one mother,"
Martha Reese. _-,
Vbo?i duet, "Entreat me not to
leave thee," cantate of Ruth. Mis
ses Pet LaGrone and Marion Mob
Duet, "Jesus loves baby," Mary
Walker and Elliot Lewis.
Reading, "Mother," Mrs. Joseph
Instrumental solo, "The old moth
er," Miss Angelle Andrew?.
Vocal duet, "The white carna
tion" Mrs. Lucia Latimer and Miss
Chorus, "Beyond and to-day"
Mr. Theodore Marsh received the
car last week, which he won through
The State, and will soon be a skill
ed d.iver. He is showing hit appre
ciation to those who gave him aid
in the contest, by many nice drive?. 1
Misses Nina Ouzts and Oi!?ra
Cartledge Mr. Wilmot Ouzts and
Dr. G. D. Walker, made a car trip
to Augusta and Teoille. Ga., tte ?
last of the week.
A Good Pledge for Some Edgs
The following very unique pledfe |
fo 80 years ago is recorded on tie
fly leaf of an old record book in tie
court house at Bennettsville:
"Robert Bristow affirms on Ks
honor that on Monday next aid
after until Christmas next be viii
not drink one drop of spirits aid
after Christmas holidays are ovr,
which shall not be more than tro
days, not to take another drop util
July the 4, 1834, and under all <r
cumstances not to drink spirits oly
at 4th of July and Chribimas hli
days. Witness my baud, Novai
ber 2, 1833.
(Signed) "Robt. Bristow
"Witness: E. L. Henegan,
"Shff. M. Dc' '
J. S. Smith Heads Doorkeepers
of Upper House.
Washington, May 7.-J S.
Smith of Edgefield, who hiseen
au assistant doorkeeper on theen
ate side of the capitol for ime
time, has been temporarily lade
-.?tptain of the force during tl ill
ness of Capt. Harrison of MissBip
pi. This Edgefield man is abo? six
feet two inches tall, weighs ?out
250 pounds, has every appeance
of iiavingr come from 'Fisting
Edgefield" and will probabl.give
battle to any stray visitor rying
around his end of tbe capitol iring
executive sessions of th? senal He
will be the "boss" of the gUery
doorkeepers until the returnf the
regular m in.
Daughters of the Confederacy
Observed Memorial Day
Dinner in Honor of the
Through the efforts of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy Memorial
day was fittingly observed in Edge
field last Saturday. All of the vet
erans in the county were invited to
be guests of the Edgefield chapter
and a sumptuous picnic dinner was
served in their honor on the lawn
of the Baptist church. After lin
gering under the oaks for an hour or
more, chatting in a reminiscent, vein,
the veterans, Daughters and a large
number of citizens assembled in the
court house for the memorial exer
cises. A committe of women had
tastily decorated the court room in
evergreen and the Confederate col
ors for the occasion.
Capt. X. G. Evans acted as mas
ter of ceremonies. After an ap
propriate song, in which the voices
of the old and the young united in
one grand chorus, the exercises were
epened with prayer by the Rev. J.
R. Walker. The first number on
the program was a recitation en
titled "The Jacket of Gray," by
Miss Ella Croft of Aiken. This
was followed by a solo, "They
Sleep on the Field of Battle," by
Mrs. R. G- Shaunonhouse. Another
recit?..on, "Yes, They Love us
Still in Dixie.1' by Miss Ruth Tomp
kins, was effectively rendered.
Capt. Evans presented the follow
ing with crosses of honor whidi
Mrs. J. D. Holstein, the president
had secured for veterans: N. L.
Branson, W. S. G. Heath, J. W.
Cheatham, J. A. Stevens, JP. B.
Watts and J. O. Quarles.
Gen. C. Irvine Walker of Char
leston, the orator of the occasion,'
was presented by Capt. Evans. 'Af
ter referring, with emphasis, to the
self-sacrifice and devotion of the
mothers of the Confederacy, Gen.
Walker commended the daughters
for keeping alive the memory of
those who sacrificed themselves for
their country. He urged the vete
rans to attend the general reunion
which is soon to be held at Chatta
In speaking of the individuality
of the Confederate soldier, Gen.
Walker referred to the ante bellum
environment which made true men
of those who wore the gray, fitting
them for gallant service on the bat
tlefield. He also paid a tribute to
the Union soldiers who were actu
ated by principle. Gen. Walker
uoucluded by reading a poem which
,vas found on the grave of a Con
federate soldier in Augusta in 1??87.
At the close of Gen. Walker's ad
dress a collection was taken for the
Shiloh monument fund and at the
conclusion of the exercises in the
cour t house garlands and Howers
were placed upon the graves of vet
srans in the cemetery.
The following veterans were
J. A. Stevens
Dr. Walter Nicholson
J. W. Horne
A. R. Nicholson
J. C. Whitlock
B. F. Sharpton
G. M. Dorn
. C. M>. Williams
M. C. Wnitlock
J. R. Hart
J, N. Grims
W. H. Timmerman
' G. M. Timmerman
W. S. Covar
O. J. Prince
M. A. Mims
M. W. Clark
H. W. Dobey
P. B. Day
Joe Branson, Aiken
L. S. Asbill
J. E. Doolittle
J. W. Payne
G. A. Adams
W. T. Kinnaird
J. C. Mayson
H. F. Green
J. C. Buzhardt
G. M. Boswell
W. M. Corley
J. D. Kidson
J. G. Mobley
N. L. Broa?, rater
W. A. Cartledge
H. W. Eubanks
P: B. Waters ' a
M. W. Posey
The foregoing list was made af
ter the veterans assembled in the
court house. If any names are not
given, the omission is due to the
fact that they were not present at
the time the names were recorded.
?eora Farmers Are Up With
Their Work and Have Gone
Fishing. Death of Mr.
VVe ar? still dry, are through
planting cotton, but on account of
the dry weather and cool nights
aone has come up to a stand and it
is too dry to plant corn where the
land has been prepared, and where
it has not been prepared it is roo
bard to plow.
The oat crop is the best we have
bad since 1902 with us, but the
rrrain will be light unless it rains
won. Wheat is not so good.
While waiting for rain nearly
everybody is fishing. Ther^ is hard
ly a hight that there is not a crowd
aamped on Moultrie":* pond. They
some from Johnston to Plum
Branch. Some catch enough to eat
while'there, and some catch none.
A crowd went down to the mouth
af Beaver Dam last week and camp
?d a day and night. They caught
pery few on the hooks but succeed
ed iii shooting as many as they
jato One of the party shot 16 pounds
}f trout. It is thought that some
persons have used dynamite as sev
sral dead tish have been seen in
Mcultrie's pond. It is a pity but
they can not be found out and
This community was - saddened
last week by the death of,one of its
eldest citizens, ?Mr. M. 'A. Christie,
tvho dr^i Friday morning after two
weej^jilRess. He was' about 77
pe?^o'ut, touglit through the '*
pears of the war and' was severely
vounded in the face. There was no
nore gallant soldier in the Confed
erate army. He is survived by 3
?ons and two daughters who are all
Mrs. Pearce Thomas who has
>een qnite sick with pneumonia is
inproving. We are glad to hear
hat she is out of danger.
Rev. J. T. Littlejohn preached
it the Brunson school house yester
lay at 3 o'clock. The congregation
vas small as most of the neighbors
iad gone to the funeral of Mr.
Our school will close some time
luiing this month. By consolidating
.he small schools, having 2 teach
es and voting a 8 mill extra tax,
?ur school term has been changed
rom H months to 7 and we hope
lext year to run it 8 months.
)leora, S. C. Subscriber.
Votively Planning For The
The board of trustees are taking
,ctive steps looking to the opening
if the High School early in the fall.
U soon at the S. C. [C. I. closes
he session and vacates the property
he college building will be so
hanged as to meet the requirements
f the High School. At a recent
leeting tbe principal or superin
endent and several teachers were
lected for next session. Major T.
. Lyon was unanimously chosen as
uperintendent at a salary of $1,200.
Ie is well qualified for the duties
f the position. He graduated with
istinction from the Citadel in
905 and bas since that time been
member of the faculty of the S.
!. C. I., filling the position of com
?andant as well as teaching.
Five other teachers, Mrs. H. N.
Ireneker, Miss Grace Tompkins,
liss Hortense Padgett, Mrs. W. C.
'orapkins and Miss Mamie Duno
ant have been elected. The first
sur named have been teaching in
ie graded school for several years
nd have proven over and over again
leir efficiency. Electing them for
nother term is no experiment.
Vhile doubtless they have failed to
lease all of the patrons of the
jhool, pray where would you find
ny mortal on this mundane sphere
'ho could please everybody, eepe
ially everybody in Edgefield. Miss
[amie Dunovant had been a student
t Winthrop college for the past
Dur years and has made a splendid
ecord. Within a few short weeks
he will graduate with houors. The
oard acted wisely in electing her
s one of the graded nchool teachers.
Corner Stone of Bailey Institute
Building Laid at Greenwood.
Greenwood. May 10.-Special
In the presence of one thousand
neople the corner-stone of the Bail
ey Military Institute was laid last
evening with the Ancient Masonic
ceremonies, Past Grand Master, J.
L. Michie, of Darlington, presiding
and delivering at the conclusion of
the ceremonies a masterful acdress
Col. F. N. K. Bailey, the faculty
and Col. Bailey's family, together
with eighty cadets, came up in two
special coaches on the Southern
railway Friday afternoon.
Following an exhibition drill on
the square the cadets marched to
the site of ihe new Bailey Military
Institute. The officers of the Green
wood Educational Association, the
organization which is building the
school building, Mayor J. A. Mar
shall, councilmen, the faculty and
others preceded the cadets in car
riages. It was an inspiring sight.
in addition to the impressive Ma
tonic ceremonies, the exercises were
nr.Je more impressive by the ear
?esi opening prayer by President
Fohn O. Wilson and an earnest clos
ng prayer by Dr. Ernest J. Smith,
,he new pastor of South Main
Stree; Baptist church.
Last night at Magnolia street
ichool twelve picked men from the
;adets drilled for a prize, a five dol
ar gold piece. The winner was A.
vilgore, of Orlando, Fla., with J.
?atrick, of McNeill, S. C.. winner
>f second honor. Following this
be cadets were given a reception
>n the school lawn. The cadets are
enjoying themselves today as guests
jf the town. This afternoon they
atended Memorial Day exercises at
he Methodist church and left at
?alf past seven o'clock for Edge
rhe Greatest Pasture Grass
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There may be some excuse for
he dislike whicti the average far
ner shows for grass, so long as he
aises cotton and nothing else; but
he day of all the all-cotton farmer
nds with the entrance of the boll
veevil, even where it has not ended
>efore. We need more real pasture
Tass in the south. There is land
nough producing broomsedge,
iriers and weeds, or lying bare and
gradually washing av ay, if made
nto real pastures to grow ten times
he cattle now produced in the cot
on states. Fortunately we have the
Jeal grass for these lands. Not
Jone that, but it is the best pasture
Tass known, all these things con
idered. It will stand more tramp
rig, more dry weather and produce
nore feed on rich or thin lands than
ny other pasture grass. The south
hould reap a great gain from its
?ermuda grass, but generally it is
espised and avoided, when it
hould be regarded as our best
riend. There is an excuse for not
/anting it in the corn and cotton
elds, but there is no sort of an ex
use for not puttine- it in what we
ow call pastures, for if given a
ood start it will turn these waste
inds into profit-producing fields.
Bermuda grass will not produce
s much grazing on poor land as on
ich, not by a great deal; but it will
row everywhere in the jouth, and
rill soon take and hold any soil if
nee put on and the weeds,
riers and brush kept down until
, covers the ground. With an abun
ance of lands that are not yielding
profit, which will make pastures,
nd the best pasture grass known,
specially adapted to our conditions,
1?re is no earthly excuse for the al
icst universal absence of good pas
ires in the south. No section h:?s
combination which will bnat bur
lover and Bermuda grass, and these
ill grow anywhere in the south
f we do not have pastures, it is
mply because we do not want
The wife of a prominent Jad ire
as making arrangements with thc
olored laundress of the village t?>
ike charge of their washing for the
immer. Now, the Judge was pom
uus and extremely fat. He tipped
ie scales at 800 pounds.
"Missus" said the woman. "I'll
o your washing, but I'se ter charge
uu double for your husband's
"What is your reason for that,
fancy?" questioned the mistress
"Well, said the laundress, IV?
on't mind washing for an ordinary
tan, but I draws the line on circub
mts, I sho' do."
WHITE TOWN SCHCOL.
Very Elaborate Closing Exer
Teachers Receive Well
Well, Mr. Editor, as 1 haven't
seen anything from this section in a
good while I decided that I would
try to give you a few dots.
One of the most notable happen
ings of our town of late was the
magnificent closing exercises of our
school which were held Friday
afternoon May u, from 9 p. m. un
til 1 a. ra. Long before sundown
the crowd began to come in from
?.very direction. Some estimated
the crowd at 1,000. It was unques
tionably the largest crowd that we
have ever seen at a country school
At the beginning of the exercises
the children were marched out on
the stage which was decorated most
beautifully. The opening prayer
was made by brother B. H. Coving
ton and then came the opening song
by the children, who were still
standing on the stage, accompanied
by music on the piauo by Miss Essie
Hussey, thc assistant teacher. Then
came the recitations, dialogues, tab
leaux, dril ls and other exercices too
numerous to mention. Among the
dialogues, "Just from Pumpkin
Ridge" and "Hans Von Smash"
were splendid, and of the tableaux
"Ceres and the Seasons" and the
guardian angel were the best. The
?several drills were splendid. The
exercises were the best that have
?ver been held at our school, and
probably at any other school for
miles around us, which speaks well
lor our teachers who never tired of
Leaching and training for the exer
cises. Our principal, Miss Carrie
Fal bert, is known thc cdunty over
is, a teacb.er; having taught at Re
hoboth, Parksville, her? and many
jther places and she never failed to
-.ave the school offered her again
ifter the first term. She has taught
3 terras at our school and has been
)ffered the school for another term,
md although she has had offers of
'chools here of late, she has given
is the assurance that if she teaches
my where another term she will
each for us. This is our assistant
eacher's first term but she has made
roud her record so far, and her
vork of the past session bids fair
or her to become one of our most
luccessf'ul teachers. She also has
>een offered the school another ses
lion and we have every reason to
relieve that she will teach for us
igain also. She is still with us
eaching music and is to remain
nth us two months. Our school
s considered one of the best coun
ry schools of the county and we
lave every reason for being proud
if that honor and of the teachers
rho have raised it on such a high
Our crops are needing rain very
?adly now, the oats especially.
Grain as a rule is very sorry,
ir. J. ?. White has the best oats
re have seen in this section.
Our woods are full of saw mills
low, there being six in whistling
istance of each other. Thc latest
ne to move in is Mr. H. C. Gibson
f Chester, 3. C., who haB also
irought his family to live with us.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Borden, Mr.
nd Mrs. J. R. White and Mr. and
1rs. Luther Riddlehoover visited
t the home of Mr. W. L. Riddle
Mr. R. P. Holiday was visiting
is father Mr. VV. R. Holiday last
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Riddlehoover
pent the*day with Mr. and Mrs.
i. VV. Long of Rehoboth Thurs
Mrs. F. P. White and Mrs. Dan
j| White spent the day with Mrs.
.tither Riddlehoover last Thursday.
Agent for Carolina Canners.
I desire to notify the people of
?lgetield county that I am agent
or th i Carolina canner. I have two
izes, *J4 48 capacity, which Hell for
12 and $24, respectively. Will be
leased to sell you one for home
se. I have used one for liv? past five
ears and it has given perfect sat
ufaction. If you will drop me a
ard further information , will be
urnished. J. H. Bussey, Modoc,
.C., R. F. D. 5-7-41.