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Mrs. Scott Entertained New
Century Glub. Historical
Merrin? of Mary Ann
Mrs. Jennie Foy Lynch was the
guest of relatives here last week.
Rev. G. T. Hutchi nson conduct
ed revival services last week at
Mr. Wilmot Ouzts will at an
early date erect his dwelling on the
lot adjoining the Ouzts homestead.
Mr. P. C. Stevens went over to
Augusta Saturday to take in the
"ball game between Augusta and the
sub.teara of Clemson, his son Willie
Pearce Stevens playin g with the
Miss Sue Sloan visited her friend
Mrs. Wyman at Aiken recently.
Mr. Stanton Lott of South Caro
lina University, spent a few days of
the past week here at his home.
Mrs. Edwin Mobley was hostess
for the members of the Pi Tau club
en Wednesday afternoon aud the
time was happily spent among the
members, with chatting and em
broidering. Tempting refreshments
Mr. Leroy Wert/, of Belton was
here fora few days recently.
Misses Bertha and Alma Wood
ward spent a portion of the past
week at Batesburg.
Mrs. James Strother has gone to
Rock Hill to be with her daughter,
Miss Gertrude Strother, who has
The second monthly meeting of
the New Century Club was held
with Mrs. William F. Scott on
Tuesday afternoon and during the
business session several matters
were discussed. Delegates were elect
ed to the state federation, to be held
in Spartanburg in May, Mrs. John
Marsh being elected, with Mrs.
^I^> H 'Viii" n.Tirtiiiff?iii'i."7>T"iii F Til "
Boyd, president, will attend as all
club presidents are on a general
eomrailtee. It was decided to have
an entertainment in a few weeks,
and a 'Lilliputian wedding," was
decided upon. The study for the af
ternoon was 3rd part of King Hen
ry IV, and Mrs. J. A. Dobey made
an excellent teacher, current events
were given by Mrs. E. R. Mobley.
During the oocial hour the hostess
?ervet? salads, crackers, olives, club
sandwiches and coffee.
The historical meeting D. of C.
which was held Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. G. P. Cobb was an ex
ceedingly interesting one. The his
torian Mrs. O. D. Black opened
the meeting with the Ritual, and
the first selection given was a paper
en "Wade Hampton," by Mrs. G.
P. Cobb, the 28th being this great
?hieftain's birthday. Mrs. Cobb is a
gifted and well informed woman
and following her paper, she made
a short talk. In these remarks, she
told of an incident during the sec
ond period of Hampton'6 governor
ship. At an entertainment one of
ihe tableaux was the crowning of
Hampton with a laurel wreath. Her
daughter, Miss S?ptima Sloan, rep
resented South Carolina, and it was
her honor to do this. Gen. Hamp
ton presented her with a silver cup
in appreciation of this honor, which
eup she had. The next feature of
the program was a piano duet by
Misses Essie Lybrand and Clevie
Moyer. "The Mary Ann Buie chap
ter," Mrs. James : White. This day
was the 18th birthday of the chap
ter, and Mrs. White as president
read the charter members who were
Mesdames Lillie Fulcher Lewis,
Eleanor Ivey, G. P. Cobb, Daisy
Sale White, Lillie Sale Andrews,
Haseltine Mobley LaGrone. Annie
Bacon Harrison, Angeline Gallman
Bacon, Martha Edwards and Misses
Effie Hannah Allen (now Mrs. W.
E. Lott), Clara Sawyer, Annie
Ready. Sue Sloan and Rook Ready.
Reading, "The veteran's dream,"
Miss Essie Lybrand; piano solo,
Miss Bettie Waters; ''Status of pub
lie education prior to the war of
18G1-1865," Mrs. J. P. Bean: "Re
ligious influences on the negro be
fore the war," Mrs. James White.
Both of these papers were excellent.
Mrs. Cobb invited her guests into
th? dining room after the program
and her daughter, Miss Sue Sloan,
served all with hot chocolate and
fruit cake. All of the china used
was beautifully hand-painted, the
work of Miss Sue Sloan. Before
leaving the dining room ali admired
the several cabinets tilled with this
The regular business meeting of
the D. of C., will be held with
Mrs. Betti6 T. Adams, on Thurs
day, April 2.
Memorial Day this year falls on
Snnday and at the request, of the
state president, Miss Alice Earle,
the looal chapter will have the ex
ercises on this day.
The news of the death of Mrs. E.
M. Hix, who wan one of the oldest
residents of the town, brought sor
row to many friends. Her body waa
brought here from Atlanta Friday
morning where she has lived for a
few years, going there after the
death of her husband, Mr. Edmund
M. Hix. She had been sick only a
few days, and her death was un
expected. During the many years
that Mr. and Mrs. Hix made John
ston their home, they were always
identified with the good works of
the town and both labored that the
present Presbyterian church might
be erected. Mrs. Hix was a woman
of modest and gentle demeanor and
loved by all. The funeral services
were conducted Friday morning in
the Presbyterian church by Rev. E.
C. Bailey who spoke fittingly of the
life indeed. As her body rested here
in the church ehe loved friends re
called ber faithfulness and loyalty
to the cause. At the Mt. of Olives
cemetery, her body was laid to rest
I beside that of her husband, and the
grave was covered with many flow
ers pure white, symbolic of her life:
The children left are Misses
Gena, Loise and Jessie Hix, and
Mr. William E. Hix of Atlanta,
Mr. Julian Hix of Jacksonville,]
Fla, and Mr. Clarence Hix of
Letter From State Superintend
ent J. E. Swearingen.
Supt. W. W. Fuller,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Mr. Fuller:
Under separate cov
er MMMiiii ror^ht?tr'-TitTal "gTadedH
school aid is mailed your connty
treasurer. This payment ?overs the
state aid to White Town and Flat
No educational development in
the county has given more satisfac
tion than has the progress of these
two communities. It was only yes
terday when White Town was the
leading speeial tax district in Edge
field. Its progressive trustees have
not only secured a good building,
but have also employed an increased
teaching corps for a longer term,
thus stimulating a fuller enrollment
and a better attendance of pupils.
When state aid for lengthening
the ?chool term was made available
in 1.909, it was the teacher at Flat
Rock who subscribed from her own
fundB the amount necessary to
lengthen the session. To-day the
Flat Rock school has developed to
the point where private subscrip
tions are no longer necessary. Two
teachers are employed for a term of
at least six months for the patrons
have voted the four-mill tax re
quired to secure $200 under the
rural graded 6chool law.
Some half dozen other communi
ties are suffering from inefficient
schools, because the taxpayers have
not yet shown their willingness t?
vote a local levy for their district.
Is it too much to hope that the
number of two teacher and three
tea?her schools in ?the county may
be largely increased during the next
The liberal policy of the legisla
ture has provided state aid for the
country schools. The distribution of
this aid is determined by the co
operation of the people in every
neighborhood. It would mark a
great step forward if every white
school in the eounty could maintain
at least a seventh months' term this
year. It would be better still if two
teachers could be employed wherever
50 children are enrolled, or three
teachers wherever 75 are to be
taught. In closing, permit me to
cungratulate you upon your in
creased use of state aid for lengthen
ing the term in weak districts, for
building up rural graded schools,
and for the rapidly developing high
schools of the county.
J. E. Swearincen,
State Supt. of Education.
Just received an elegant line of la
dies' Waists, but. we have bought
at a special price. Hny'of these
Wni<ts are worth $2.00, but we are
selling them at 81.19.
"Georgia Cyclone" Coming.
William D. Upshaw Will Speak In Edgefield
Three Times Sunday And Give "John And
His Hat" Monday Night.
The people of Edgefield and' surrounding country have be
come greatly interested in the announcement that William D.
Upenaw, the Georgia Editor and Orator, im coming to Edgefield.
Ahhf ugh Mr. Upshaw is not an ordained preachei-he says
he ;s just "constrained"-he is expected to speak Suniay morn
ing on "Old Time Religion." Sunday afternoon at the Jourt
House, his subject will be "A Stainless Flag for Carolina," or
"Rattle snakes, Pole Cats, Dispensaries, ard the Devil." A dollar
bill is offered to the man who goes to., sleep at this rally; and on
Sunday night another big union rally will be held at the Opera
House in the interest of "Young America." . Monday morning
Mr. Upshaw, who is a great favorite, wich schools and colleges,
widely over America, will speak to the High Schoo', students and
The fact that a $5.00 bill is offered to the man who goes to
sleep Monday night shows that the people may expeet a lively
time from start to finish while they are finding out what is under
The noted Georgian who is often called the "Successor to
Sam Jones" is also, called the "Georgia Cyclone" on account of
his breezy, stirring manner of speech. It is expected that great
crowds will hear him every time.
Last Sunday at the Presbyterian
The subject presented last Snn
day in the Presbyterian church was
on "Christian Unity." Having
drawn a distinction between church
UNION and Christian UNITY, he
cited the prayer of Christ in the
seventeenth chapter of John as the
lesson, and made the following
statements which are extracts from
the sermon: The prayer for UNITY
was a mediatorial prayer; the Sa
viour prayed not for the world; the
spirit of the prayer was for spirit
ual unity and not organic union;
the prayer was answered for the
reason that where ever you find a
christian- (regardless of donorniria
.- ... ,.-,-r:; *L> ?uv.- Jr
tioh) you see manifest the graces of.
the christian religion; that there
never has been, never can be and
never will be, but one church; that
the church of God is styled in
Scripture the "Kingdom of Heav
en"; that the denominations should
only serve the Durpo6e that "given
names" serve in a family; that the
nature of the church was entirely
spiritual; that God had an elect peo
ple among all denominations, which
Christ called "His Church," which
He loved and for which He died;
that there were only two classes of
people named in the Bible, which
the Saviour called, "Sheep and
Goats," children of God and chil
dren of Satan; that the universal
fatherhood of God, if true, would
demolish the doctrines of regenera
tion, adoption, and final^* reduce
our religion to nonsense; that only
believers, in all ages, were included
in the prayer- of Christ; that the
names of this one church given in
Scripture was, "salt, light, congre
gation of the Lord, Disciples, the
sheep, as distinguished from goats,
the church of God, the kingdom of
Heaven and christians." He fur
ther showed that there was diversi
ty in Unity and cited the universe
and its contents as illustrative; that
denominations were not objection
able, but badly abused; that relig
ion was a state of mind, not an act
nor a succession of acts; that all
evangelical churches have one spirit
ual Lord, one spiritual faith, one
spiritual baptism; that the church
of Christ was styled one spiritual
body, with its many parts; that
Christ was the HEAD of that body;
that the christian graces were ex
emplified in all truly religious peo
ple; that there was one beaven, one
Saviour, one Spirit, one common
father of all believers and conse
quently one church, visible and in
visible. In conclusion he called at
tention to the number of English
speaking christians among the dif
ferent denominations as follows:
Episcopalians, 14,200,000; Meth
odists, 18,650,000; Presbyterians,
12,250,000; Baptists, 9,250,000;
Congregationalist, 6,150,000. Ob
serve that these are not all of any
of the denominations, but only those
using the English language. These
denominations were divided into
several branches as follows: Epis
copalians into two branches; Meth
odists into thirteen; Baptists "into
twelve, and Presbyterians into
From these statistics he deduced
these facts; namely, that even among
denominations there are both diver
tians; that for any one person of a
given denomination to presume that
none of these other denominations
ore-christians, except one's own,
would be sufficient ground to lock
the fool up in a lunatic asylum;
that no chrietian of any of these
denominations would thus presume;
that they all have a work to do;
that they correspond with the dif
ferent grades in a school, and by
way-of study and contrast, enable
one to arrive at relative religious
truth; that no one bas all of the
truth and no one of us are all er
ror. Said-he, I~* denomina
tions stand as th?. , but unite
them in spiritual y, such as
Ch ist prayed for >t organic
ii' and:we wooli iTfiifg'fmH
history out of its channel in a little
while. He showed that a certain
class of religionists, in every de
nomination, had only enough intel
lectual capacity to be an enthusias
tic denominationalist, and that they
are such religious weaklings that
were yon to broaden them out, what
religion they had, would be gone;
that the religion ol" Christ was
larger than any denomination, but
would include all christians in any
of them. He urged that each be
loyal to his church, but said that if
he could not trust his member in
another church, he would not trust
bim in his own; that if a man was
false to the spirit of christian unity,
he would be false to any church
He rejoiced that there were in this
place so many sweet spirited and
broad minded in all denominations;
and that if we cultivated this spirit,
Edgefield would become an ideal
city in the near future; that if any
person would read the twenty six
raes in the seventeenth chapter of
.l.'hn, read it as slow as a worm
crawls and as carefully as you count
money, it would prove a startling
revelation to any man.
Funeral Held at Parksville.
Thc funeral of J. H. Cartledge,
the Southern railway conductor who
was killed at Lexington yesterday
morning at about 10 o'clock by be
ing caught between two freight
cars, will be held at his former
home at Parksville. The remains
were sent there this morning: over
Southern passenger train No. 131
by way of Augusta. Parksville is
on the C. & W Crail way. Mr. Cart
ledge's mother, Mrs. E. H. Cart
ledge, lives there. The wife and
child of the dead conductor arrived
in Columbia last night, having been
summoned home from Charlotte by
the sad intelligence of his tragic and
Mr. Cartledge left Columbia yes
terday morning in charge of freight
train No. 45, his run being between
Columbia and Augusta. His train
was engaged in shifting cars at
Lexington and he waa caught be
tween the bumpers of two cars, in
flicting terrible injuries. There
were ao eye witnesses to the acci
dent and the dying conductor was
found by one of the train crew. He
was placed aboard the locomotive
and hurried to Columbia, but he
died before reaching the city. Cor
oner VV. C. Weed of Lexington
empanneled a jury last night in
Brookland and they came to the
city and view?d the remains ata
sity and unity of spirit, if chris-?local undertaking establishment.
The verdict of the inquest wa.?: UJ.
H. Cartledge came to his death by
being: crushed between the couplings
of two freight ears on the track
of the Southern Railway Co. at
Mr. Cartledge was 30 years of
age. He entered the service of the
Southern iu 1906 as a brakeman.
In October, 191 J. he was promoted
to conductor. He was a member
of the Order of Railway Trainmen,
the Order of Railway Conductors
and the Woodmen of the Work?.
Supervisor Edmunds Publishes
a Letter From Ass't. At
Mr. A. A. Edmunds, Supervisor,
Edgefield, S. C.
Dear Sir: On the 22nd day\ of
October, 1913, in reply to your
request foran opinion, I wrote you
that the'term of office of the Su
pervisor of Edgefield County was
four years, as fixed by Section 935
of the Code of 1912, which is now
the only general statutory law of
Further answering your letter,
and at your request, I will say that
under the Act of 1908, page 1350,
the term of office of Supervisor of
this County was made four years,
several Counties, however, being
exempted from the operation of
I that Act, among which was Edge
field County. In 1909, Acts of the
, Legislature of 1909, pages 124 and
179, this Act was amended so as to
make the term of office cf the Su
pervisor of Edgefield County four
years and' providing that the Act
should not go into effect until the
general election in 1910.
In thc year 1910 Acts of 1910,
paso 697, the General Assembly in
including Georgetown and Laurens
Counties in the fonr year class,
?yhgthor- 4^t?aixon?J.ly: yov. ytrm^en.-.
tionally, I know not, amended the'
Act of 1908, above referred to, so
that Edgefield County was put
back into thc two year class. Under
these Acts of 1909 and 1910, I am
of the opinion that the Supervisor
elected at the general election in
1910 was elected for a term of two
Section 935 of the Code of 1912
fixes the term of office of the Su
pervisor of Edgefield County at
four years; this Code of Laws was
declared to be the only general
statutory law of the State on the
9th dav of January, 1912, by the
General Assembly, and I am of
the opinion that by this enactment
in the Code the term of office of
the Supervisor of Edgefield County
was aga:.n placed at four years, and
the Supervisor who was elected at
the general election in 1912
was elected for a term of four
years. This is the law as I see it.
Yours very truly,
Fred H. Dominick,
Assistant Attorney General.
Upon the foregoing presentation
of th*, 'aw and upon ray commis
sion I rest, for the present at least.
A. A. Edmunds.
Miss Lowry Awarded Verdict
Spartanburg, March 26.-The
jury in the case of Miss Sophia
Lowry against the Carolina Clinch
field and Ohio Railway returned a
verdict this morning in favor of the
plaintiff for $1.000.
Miss Lowry, connected with the
Alcazar in Greenwood, asked tor
$3,000 damages for alleged humilia
tion sustained on an excursion run
from Spartanburg to Johnson City
in June 1911. The complainant
testified that on the return trip from
Johnson City several persons on th?
train, one of whom was a woman,
were drunk and conducted them
selves in in extremely rowdy man
ner to the humiliation of the other
passengers. Miss Lowry alleged
that she asked for, but was refused
The railroad claimed that the ex
cursion was conducted orderly, al
leging that only one man wa?*
drunk and he was in the hands ol"
friends and did not create a dis
It is stated that several other
Greenwood people have brought
similar suris against the C. C.
Union Meeting at Philippi.
100th Anniversary tc be
It was the pleasure of the writer
to attend the union meeting of the
first division of the Ridge Associa
tion, which was held with the
Philippi Baptist church last Satur
day and Sunday the 28th and 29th.
On Saturday, the crowd was smith
' There were some very interesting
talks made by P. N. Lott, S. B.
Sawyer, C. L. Jones, Rev. T. H.
Posey and Dr. A. C. King. We
?regret that there were not more
present on Saturday, bat Sunday's
meeting brought the crowd. You
i could see them from far and near,
not ouly of this division but of
others, and also of many denomi
nations. Surely old Philippi be
lieves in that motto, which is so true,
4'Gr%e to the world the best you
have and the best will come hack to
Dr. A. C. King, of Johnston, en
tered upon his duties a? pastor of
this church about three months ago.
He soon became endeared to all
with whom he became acquainted,
and under his brief pastorate the
church has enjoyed a season of
prosperity while his efforts and in
fluence have accomplished much
for the church. On every hand
you could hear such words of praise
They are going to celebrate the
centennial, the one hundredth birth
day of this grand old church, the
3 2th of April and they gave every
body a cordial invitation.
May God's richestSblessings con
tinue to rest on these people.
News From Rehoboth.
After the cold winter weather
with its snow and ice has departed,
spring with its beauty and splendor
has once more dawned upon us.
The farmers are very busy tilling
their soil for planting.
^W? arergT?t?^ report" \bat STra'. t
J. J. Mayson is convalescing after
being confined to her bed for about
three and one half months.
Mrs. J. O. Seigler has been ill for
some titne bot 'is steadily improv
Mrs. W. P. Winn is sick. We
hope for her a speedy recovery.
Miss Julia Strom is sick. She is
with her brother Mr. Ciii'ton Strom
Miss Mamie West has been visit
ing her cousins, Misses Mary and
Miss Maud Reynolds from Jack
sonville, Fla., is visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Winn have
moved into their new cottage that
has recently been erected.
The social events of the commu
nity are Rook parties.
Lilly of the Valley.
Honor Roll Edgefield Public
and High School.
Section 1, First Grade-Elizabeth?.
Timmerman, Mary Marsh, Allen.
George Thurmond. Jack Feltham, .
Royal Sbannonhouse, Henry Clip
pard, Hansford Minis, Issac Brun
son, Allen Edwards, Elizabeth
Paul, Robert Arthur.
Second Grade-John Wells 97,
Benjamin Cogburn 96, Isabelle
Byrd 95, Earl Qnarles 95, Elizabeth
Lott 94, Tom Bailey 91, Edwin
Rives 91, Wallace Sheppard 91.
Third Grade-Eleanor Mims 98"
Mobley Sheppard 98, George Tomp
kins 98, Mitchell Wells 98, Helen
Nicholson 97, Corrie Cheatham 96,
Gertrude Thurmond 96, Raymond
Fourth Grade-Fair Mims 96,
William Folk 93.
Fifth Grade-Norma Shannon
house 95, Edith OuztB 94, Strom.
Thurmond 92, Sara Lyon 90, Ellen,
Quarles 90, Rhae Timmerman 90..
Sixth Grade-Edwin Folk 98,,
Arthur Britt 97, James Sharpton?
95, James Porter 94, Ilene Har*
Seventh Grade-Margaret May
94 3-4, Fred Mays 90, Willie Peak
Eigth Grade-Mary Lewis 97,
Ouida Pattison 96 1-7, Pearl Quarles
95 4-7, Carrol Rainsford 95, Wat
son Ouzts 90 6-7, Marie Holston
90 3 7.
9th Grade-Lula Ousts 98 1-7.,
Alma DeLoach 95 1-2, Blondelle
Hart 94 23, Ida Folk 93 l-'J, Luther
Byrd 90 3-7, Una Ryan 90.
10th Grade- -Francis Simpkins