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(BUtni Newspaper Sn ^0tith Carnlina
New Century Club and Mrs.
Crouch Entertain in Honor
of Miss .Andrews. Pas
MisB Maud Edwards, who is now
a mission worker among the Crow
Indians in Montana, gave a most
interesting talk in the Sunday school
room of the Baptist church Sunday
afternoon, her remarks being prin
cipally to the Sunbeam band and
the Royal Ambasadors.Miss Edwards
is from Ridge Spring, and there
were many friends and relatives in
the congregation who were delight
** ed to meet her again and to hear
Mrs. John Bland of Vidalia is
visiting her sisters, Misses Sawyer.
Miss Annie Waters, of Augusta,
spent the week end here with rela
Mr. W. Wallace Turner will
leave on Monday for Clemson Col
*" lege. His record in the High School
here bas been a splendid one and
he will, on this merit, enter his
class there without the regular ex
Mrs. Willie Tompkins was quite
sick during the past week.
-? On Saturday morning the New Cen
tury Club gave a farewell luncheon
to Miss Angelle Andrews, who
during the p:ist year has been one of
the most active members, the occa
sion being h(-ld in the home or the
I president, Mrs. F. M. Boyd. Besides
the 20 members, tLere were present |
M some of the bridal party. Miss An
drews was beautiful and queenly ?D
a heliotrope costume |of two toned
1 fabric and wore a large picture hat
of the same shade. After the arrival
of all, farewell good wishes were
written to the bride-to-be, and were
read by Miss Clara Sawyer. Later
they were bound in a booklet, the
cover of which bore the picture of
a bride, and then tied in the club
colors, green and white, and Mrs.
F. M. Boyd presented it in well
chosen words to Miss Andrews. In
the dining room where the luncheon
was served the table was covered
with a lace centerpiece and held a
huge vase of bri'1 's roBes. A white
wedding bell hung over the center
and garlands of green and white
came from this to the four chaude
labrae. A salad course was served
and as this wa6 conluded Mr?. W.
F. Scott and Miss Zena Payne gave
toasts to Miss Andrews, and at thu*
point the favors which were tilled
with rice, were opened and the rice
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Grant at
tended the marriage of the former's
brother, Mr. Dagnall Grant, at Sa
lada last week.
Miss Sue Sloan who is in Knowl
ton's hospital, Columbia, is much
improved, and will soon be able to
be at home with ber friends.
Dr. Ben Perry bas been visiting
in the home of Mr. John Perry.
Mr. Eustice Prescott has been
k visiting his sister, Mrs. F. L. Par
Mesdames D. B. Hollingsworth,
of Edgefield, Clifton Mitchell, of
Batesburg, and David Howard, of
Ridge, spent last week here with
their mother, Mrs. Anna Strother,
who has been ill. On Wednesday
Mrs. Strother was carried to the
hospital for treatment.
Miss Clara Sawyer has returned
from a visit to Memphis Tenn.
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
M. W. Crouch gave a reception for
Miss Angelle Andrews, whose mar
riage will be the social event of the
season. When the guests arrived,
punch was served them by Misses
Frances Andrews and Elberta
Bland and a variety of dainty sand
wiches was also offered. The home
was prettily decorated in ferns and
pink roses, the colors being pink
and green. Several tables of pro
gressive games were played and
Mrs. Herbert Eidson received the
gift, a pair of silk hose, which she
presented to the guest of honor. The
score cards were wedding bells.
Following the games all were invit
ed into the dining roon,, and here
the colors were attractively used.
A large Ince cover was used on the
table, with pink and green lights,
and the centerpiece was what ap
peared to be a large iced cake, and
on this stood a miniature bride.
' When cut by Miss Audrews it was
found to contain many packages,
and when opened they held silk
hose in various colors. An ice com
with cake was served and mir
followed. Toasts were given t
bride-elect by Misses Lylie LaGro
and Frances Strother. Miss A
drews appeared very beautiful ii
striking costume of golden br?y
orepe-meteor with draperies of bl
and brown persian effect and wo
a brown velvet hat with a sweepii
blue feather, the other acoessori
of her toilet matching.
On Tuesday evening Misses Ge
trude and Ruby Strother deligl
fully entertained a few friends
honor of their visiting friend, Mi:
Dorma Osburn, of Alabama. Tl
time was passed enjoyably ai
tempting refreshments served.
Rev. A. T. King of Richraon
Va., who has been supplying tl
pul; it f fhe Baptist church, and I
whom ^call was extended tv
weeks aero, has accepted, his pa
toral duties to beg-n September 1
The church is indeed fort?nate I
secure Dr. King. Ke is a man i
pleasing address, a profound thin
er and consecrated to his work. 1
an early date his family will jo,
The Ridge association conven?
on Wednesday and Thursday <
this week with Sardis Bapti
Mrs. W. D. Holland of Trente
was the guest of relatives here du
ing the past week. She was accou
panied by Mrs. Palm Reams Dui
bar, who is her guest.
Messrs. Walter and Robeit Wa
ren have gone to Gainesville, Fla
to visit in the family of Mr. Scoi
Warren, a brother of the former.
The following went over to C<
lumbia last week to take in the a
tractions at the play house. Misse
Nina Ouzts, Orlena Cartledge, Ell;
Sandifer and Messrs. Presto
Wright, James Edwards J. C. Li
Grone ind J. H. Payne.
The Higb. School . opened her
this morning with a most promis
ing outlook. At 9 o'clock the pu
pils headed by the teachers of th
various grades, marched into th
auditorium where the exercises wen
held. Dr. A. T. King, pastor of th
Baptist church, conducting the de
votional. Seated upon the rostrun
with superintendent W. F. Scott
were the other members of the fae
ulty, Mr. Joe Jacobs, Misses Daisj
Brockington, ?Sara Beaks, Clan
Sawyer, Eva Rushton, Messrs. L
C. Latimer and Ona Reese and Mist
Lila Maud Willis, musical instruct"
or, and the board of trustees, Mes
srs. S. J. Watson, N. M. Wright,
M. T. Turner, C. D. Kenny, J. L.
Walker and Dr. J. A. Dobey. Mr.
S. J. Watson made a splendid talk
and Mr. P. N. Lott, farm demon
strator suggested that a few acret
be gotten in connection with th?
school for a practical agricultural
demonstration. Dr. King's remarks
to the student body were of an im
pressive nature, and will no doubt,
be an incentive to them during
the year. Prof. Scott concluded
with a few words to both pupil and
parent, and urged the hearty co
operation of the latter for without
it the work of the year would not
That a new building was needed
was well shown, and it is hoped
that in the near future a $25,000
structure will stand upon the cam
pus. This school ranks as the best
High School in the state, Prof.
Hand giving it 17-8-10 points.
There were about 250 pupils enroll
Not High Living But Extrava
Men talk about the hardships
caused by the advanced price of
food. That is a small matter com
pared with extravagance in seeking
pleasure aud recreation. During the
present summer people of this state
have spent twice as much for visits
to pleasure resorts and mountain
hotels as the whole state spends for
food. The owners of automobiles
are paying about two and a half
million dollars a year for the re
pairs and running expenses of auto
mobiles. Nine-tenths of them are
used for pleasure alone. That would
buy bread enough for the whole
state. People grumble about grocers'
and butchers' bills at home, but ?.hey
send their families oil to a summer
resort and pay enough to keep them
two months to meet all food bills
for a year. Let the people place the
blame where it belongs, but do not
put it all on the high price of food.
Describes Trip to Hot Spring
Through the medium of your t
per please permit me to write c
friends in Edgefield, many of who
I promised to write while spendii
a month at these wonderful spring
On August 31st at 8:30 o'clock
m., I left the old city of Angus
and arrived in Atlanta at 2:30 p. i
The metamorphosis of Atlanta wit
in the last five years is somethii
What 20 years or 50 years w
bring to our southern cities no oi
can conjecture. At 5 o'clock I le
Atlanta over the Seaboard and a
rived in Birmingham about !
o'clock that night. On approachir
Birmingham on a dark night one
impressed that a great conflagatic
is consuming the city, but nothiu
doing. These fires are always bun
ing but never consume.
The coke kiln? are only convei
ing coal into coke, gas and tar. A
ter a ten minutes wait and then v
board the Frisco aud make a lon
drive through Alabama, Mississipj
and Tennessee to Memphis. Then
discovered the great Mississipi
river with its big floating docks an
immense streams. The advantage <
these floating docks are, as the riv?
rises these docks are pulled up tl
hill and loading and unloading i
not disturbed by the rising riv<
and vice versa.
After two and a hall hours plea
antly spent in Memphis we boarde
the Kansas City and Memphis rai
road and rode through the grei
Mississippi river bottoms and .iur
gles where the overflow recentl
covered over millions of acres c
land and submerged the farms, th
jungles, the saw mills and bous
tcps. Mud left on trees and houe
tops show how high the dampnes
reached. This high moisture did nc
stop the trains, however, as.au.ort
bankmcnt is built above "high tide1
across this vast stretch of low landt
Tiring of riding the Kansas Cit;
railroad we changed our horse a
Bridge junction for the Cbictgo
Rock Island and Pacific railroad
Passing through little ''Rockanses
and many other towns of note an?
interests, we began our assent o
the mountains leading to Ho
Springs which we reached at 5:41
Monday evening September 1st
Labor day A. D. 1913 where th?
boiling of human flesh is never or
the wane. In my next I shall at
tempt to describe the wilds, won
ders and my experiences of Hoi
J. C. Whatley,
Hot Springs, Ark.
Pleasant Lane News.
(Written for last week.)
Misses Bessie and Isabelle Beat
of Johnston, are visiting their cons
in, Miss Ida Timmerman.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hughey ol
Plum Branch were the guests ol
Mis. Hughey'ssister, Mrs. Llewelyr
Hamilton several dayB this week.
Miss Lees Ballantine, of Augus
ta, is the charming visitor at "Rose
Cottage," as the guest of Miss Ruth
Hon. W. A. Strom has returned
from a pleasure trip to Washington,
Mr. Bose Etheredge is spending
several weeks with his brother, Mr.
O. A. Etheredge, at Gaines, S. C.
Misses Ruth Etheredge and Lees
Ballantine spent Wednesday night
on Boles mountain with Miss Ruth
Miss Lila Clark, of Laurens, is
the attractive visitor of Miss Pau
Miss Ida Timmerman will leave
Sunday for Ninety Six to visit her
cousin, Miss Beffie Cooper.
Mrs. J. C. Williams spent sever
al day? in Edgefield last week with
Miss Mamie Cheatham.
Miss Almena Collins of Marion,
is visiting her friend, Miss Ruby
One of the most pleasant social
events of the season was when Mis
ses Jauie and Belle Mioiok enter
tained a number of their friends
Wednesday evening in honor of
their visitor Mr. Toole. Never be
fore did the old home look more
beautiful than it did on this occa
sion as the Japanese lanterns shed
their soft light on the spacious ve
randa and yard with a bevy of beau
tiful young girls and handsome
young men. Delicious ices and cake
were served by Mrs. Walter Nich
olson. Music was furnished through
out the evening by Miss Lees Bal
lantine of Augusta.
A Colored Revival Meeting.
Mr. Editor: Please allow-me space
in yopr paper to speak of a great meet
ing that was held at the Mt. Mariah
(No.. l) Baptist church. This meet
ing was one of ? the best meetings
ever-' held at this church. At the
beginning of the meeting you could
see the people coming far and near
'with the love of God in their hearts.
lt seemed as though every one that
could took part in the meeting, in
prayer, in singing and in feeding.
The sisters were in earnest about
the lost souls. They went up to the
altar and prayed to the Lord that
some might be eaved, viz: Sisters
Margaret Lenoir, Lilla Marshall,
Et'p?rta Hardy and others. Our be
loved pastor Rev. Wm. Peterson
was assisted in the meeting by Rev.
M. T. Scott, Rev. R. S. Martin,
of the Cochran A. M. E. church
and others. There was good behav
iour on the church ground. On Sc.:
day. deacon H. L. Price one of the
old deacons of the church gave the
laws and it seemed that every one
who heard him took part in it. The
pep^le gave freely in every collec
tion-thai was called, and they ate
to their own satisfaction every day.
Collection raised during the meet
ing.was $41.62. At the close of the
meeting there were 28 souls con
verted. On Friday at the baptism
we had with us some of our best
white people, the Moul trie's and
Strom's. After baptism the congre
gation returned to the church where
the pastor read the covenant to the
candidates and it was one of the
best covenants that we have ?ver
heard. He taught them as Christ
taught.h?8 disciples. Then we sang,
hymn Blest be the tie that binds
and shook the parting hands.
Rev. Wm. Peterson, Pastor.
W. P. Talbert, C. C.
t??Foo? Best Medicine.
r^iny*of the most "Fal?il?ar'frints
and vegetables have distinct medi
cal values. The proper attention to
the things we eat then will make
them serve both the purposes of
food and medicine, and will enable
us to save eome of the money spent
on remedies and doctor bills. The
following are some articles of diet
which are known to have medicinal
Apples, carrots and Brazil nuts
are excellent for sufferers from con
Asparagus stimulates the kidneys.
Bananas are beneficial to suffer
ers from chest complaints.
Beets are fattening and good for
people who want to put on flesh. So
Celery and unions aie nerve ton
Cranberries are astringent and
correct the liver when it is suffer
ing from inaction caused by over
Dates are nourishing and also pre
Grape juice is a laxative, but the
skin and seeds are likely to cause
Honey is a good substitute for
cod liver oil.
Lemon juice is excellent as a gar
gle for sore throat.
Lettuce has a soothing effect on
the nerves and is excellent for
sufferers irom insomnia.
Onions are conducive to sleep.
They quiet the nerves and are good
Parsnips, like sarsaparilla, are
good for the blood and to tone up
Tomatoes are good for a torpid
liver, but they should be avoided by
Water cress is an excellent blood
purifier.-Kansas City Star.
Jones had gone to visit the colo
nel who lives in the swampy
Mississippi river bottoms of Louis
iana, says the Pittsburg Dispatch.
There was no mosquito netting over
the bed and in the morning, when
the negro came with the water and
towels, the tortured visitor asked:
"Sam, why is it that you have no
mosquito netting over the bed?
Does not the colonel have any in hi*
No, sub," replied Sam.
I don't see how he stands it."
Well, sub, said Sam, I reckon
it's dis way: In he fo' part uv de
night, snh, de colonel's mos' gen
rally so 'toxic.:ted dat he don't pay
no 'tention to de 'skeeters, an' in de
last part uv de night, suh, de 'skee
ters is mos' gen'rally so 'toxicated
dat they don't pay no 'tention to de
Greatly Pleased With Recent
W. M. U. Meeting.
A lady who attended the conven
tion at Antioch pent the following to
the G reen * o d Index last week:
"Bright and early last Tuesday
morning two of the best workers of
the Shining Lights society of the
Bold Springs Baptist church set
out for Antioch church, eight miles
west of Edgefield, to attend the VV.
M. U. convention of thc Edgefield
Association. We had a long, rough
ride, but the improved condition of
the farming lands in that section
and the pretty crops of corn and
peas lessened the fatigue of the
journey. On ? :aehing the historic
and attractive old church we were
warmly greeted by many sweet fa
miliar faces and all seemed in a
hurry to get to work. Our conven
tion was presided over by Mrs. J.
Mims, of Edgefield, in a moit
giaceful and pleasing manner. Tru
ly Mrs. Mims never appea~ nore at
home any where than in a missiona
ry meeting. The roll call of church
es showed a large delegation from
various sections of the association,
and the reports from the societies
were well-pleasing to all present.
We were delighted to have with us
our corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Fizer,;of Columbia-also Rev. Mr.
Crain, who spoke on "Mountain
Schools." The gentlemen who had
acted as escorts for our good wo
men, were invited into the church
to hear this address and were de
lighted with it. Our meeting was
a perfect success, so full of the spirit
of missions, system and intelli
gence. We feel that all who failed
to attend the meeting have missed
one of the most enjoyable episodes
of their lives. We are indebted to
the good people of Antioch for
their royai entertainment and espe
cially to their zealous pastor, Rev.
A T. .LuUeiohn,.....who^; w^^wj
throughout the entire day "lb?Kirig
after the comfort of all present."
Notice of High School Opening.
'To the patrons of the public and
High School of Edgefield:
The public and High School will
begin regular work on Monday Sep
tember the 22nd, 1913. It will be
necessary to use a few days previous
to this to enroll and classify the
students. Therefore, I make the fol
lowing announcement: All students
who will enter upon promotion
cards or who desire to enter upon
examination the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,
6th and 7th grade? will come to the
school building promptly at 9
o clock on Thursday September the
18th. All students who enter or who
desire to enter the High School,
which includes all above the 7th
grade, will come at the same hour
on Friday September the 19th.
Children entering the 1st grade
will not come until Monday Sep
tember 22nd. If there is any doubt
as to what grade a pupil will enter
sueh pupil will come on Thursday
September the 18th.
The charges for pupils entering
the graded Behool, who live outside
the Edgefield school district, will
be as follows1 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4tb
grades, $7.75 per month. 5th. Glh
and 7th grades $2.96. No charge
will be made for pupils entering the
High School. Students coming
from out of town may secare hoard
in private homes at a reasonable
The classes in music will be or
ganized on Monday September 22nd.
All students who take music will be
charged 84.00 per month. It ie very
important that parents see that their
children respond to this call in ac
cordance with the above program.
T. J. Lyon,
"But don't judge aman by ap
pearances," said Mayor G. S. Mar
shall at a banquet in Columbus.
"Jackson Wentworth, after an
absence of thirty years, returned lu
the home of his youth. Jackson had
a slight affection of the skin which
made his nose very red. Hence,
when he called at the parsonage the
old minister remarked:
"Jackson, Jackson, my man, I'm
afraid you've become a hard drink*
"Don't judge, by appearance.1:, Dr.
Steenthly, said Jackson Wentworth,
I hardly average two glasses of beer ?
Well, then, said the minister, i:i
a soothing voice. I guess your fae, i
Jackson, is like my gas meter. It ]
registers more than it consumes." i
Woman's Christian Temperance
On Monday afternoon the W. C.
T. TJ. met at the home of Mrs. W.
A. Hart. A large number were in
attendance, and officers for the com
ing year were elected as follows:
Mrs. J. L. Mims, president; Mrs.
P. R. Wates, Mrs. M. P. Wells,
Mrs. Beauregard Timmons, vice
presidents, Mrs. W. L, Dunovant,
corresponding secretary; Miss John
son, recording secretary and Mrs.
Jas. E. Hart, treasurer. A letter was
read by Mrs. W. E. Lott from Mr.
Chas. F. Pechmann of Johnston
thanking the union for a floral de
sign sent on the occasion of the fu
neral of Mrs. Pechmi ,, and an ar
ticle was read showing the rapid
progress of intemperance in the
great Chinese empire. Plana were
laid for the more thorough observ
ance of the temperance Sundays,
and the following delegates and
officers signified their intention of
going to the convention at Saluda.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn, Mrs. J. E.
Hart, Mrs. N. M. Jones, Mrs. W.
A. Hart, Mr0. J. W. Peak, Mrs. A.
A. Woodson, Mrs. J. L. Mims,
Misses Florence Peak and Florence
Mims. Mrs. Hart made a very gra
cious hostess, and refreshments of
pineapple cream and cake were serv
Y- W. A. Meeting.
The Y. W. A. will meet Monday
afternoon with Miss Snow Jeffries
at 5 o'clock.
Subject, Mission schools.
Song, Rescue the perishing.
Bible lesson, Psalm 67.
"Sabina, Sophunia and Miss
Marian" Miss Florence Peak.
Vocal solo, Miss Elizabeth Rans
The Blue Ridge conference,
South Carolina, a poem, Miss
The season for mission study,
Miss Rose Jeffries.
Home mission schools, Miss An
Violin solo, Miss Rosalie Parker.
Current events, Miss Helen Till
Roll call and collection.
Song, Sweet by and by.
It is time for our farmers to be
gin planning for an increased acre
age in oats this fall. While it is
true that we have more corn than
usual, still this should not cut our
acreage put to oats. The corn crop
in Kansas and Missouri ie very
short. Corn will sell in the south
at Si.50 on a credit next year. The
cash price of corn will pay a far
mer more clear rac ney than cotton.
Our farmers have a chance now to
get upon a proper basis by growing
their home supplies. Oats are the
cheapest form of stock food that
you can grow. It is the most profi
table crop you can grow. They are
an essential part of any good sys
tem of crop rotation. So we call up
on :>!l to sow oats. Sow them in
well-prepared land if you can. If
you haven't the land free for this
purpose sow them in the middle of
your cotton rows. Our farmers have
for sale the best lot of seed oats
the south has ever had. So the con
ditions are all favorable. There is
but one thing: necessary, and it is
for each individual farmer to make
up his mind to go at it. We have
heard of many farmers who grew
around 100 bushels per acre the
past season. You can do so in 1914
if you will only prepare your land
well. Manure it liberally and sow
enough oats per acre. Thost who
secure a large yield sow anywhere
from three up to five bushels per
acre. Unless your oat seed are free
from ?mut soak them in a solution
of forraaldahide, using one pint of
formaldahide to 30 gallons of wa
ter. You can secure this at any drug
store and it is not expensive. Our
people have done well in getting up
t?orn clubs in nearly every commu
nity. Now get up an oat club, and
if you can not get up an oat club,
tell your neighbor you are going in
Lo beat him growing oats in 1914.
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
ipply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTISEPTIC HEALING OIL, a sur
gical dressing that relieves pain and heals at
iie same time. Not a liniment. 23c. 50c. il.00.