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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1914
D. A. R. Chapter Held Meet
ing. Home of Dr. Dobey
Burned. New Methodist
The Emily Geiger chapter, D. A.
R., met on Monday afternoon with
Mrs. Edwin Mobley, this being the
regular meeting and also to cele
brate '?Flag Day." After the busi
ness the historian, Mrs. P. N. Lott
"conducted the meeting with f e
following program: Chorus, mem
bers of chapter; ''Flag Day" Miss
Wallie Wate?; "The origin of Old
Glory," Mrs. O. D. Black; piano
solo, Mrs, James Cullum; "Emblem
of independence," Miss Ella Mob
ley: "Centennial celebration of the
Star Spangled Banner," Mrs. J. P.
B^an; ehorus, "The Star Spangled
Banner." The home was prettily
decorated in flags, which gave all a
patriotic air. After a ffhort while
spent socially, ices in red and white
with a circle of bine flowers, was
served with cake. The favors were
ii uv flags.
On Thursday about 3:30 o'clock
during an electric storm, lightning
struck the horne of ?Dr. J. A. Do
bey, and in a few minutes the rear
roof was in a blaze, and owing to
the dry weather burned very rapidly
in spite of a light rain that had be
gun to fall. Some of the household
effects were saved, ^chiefly from the
front rooms, it being through hero
ic efforts that some valuable pieces
were gotten out. Mesdames Kellar,
of Greenwood, and Lmdrum, of
Florence, v/ho were guests of Mrs.
Dobey saved their personal effects.
Insurance was carried on the dwell
ing and furniture. The friends of
Dr. and Mrs. Dobey greatly sympa
? thize with them in the lobs they
On Wednesday Mrs. F. M. Boyd
<^^?p^??^y^cy'-pretty afternoon p.; ? i ;.
in honor of Mrs. Alonzo Kellar, of
Greenwood, who was the guest of
her friend Mrs. Dobey. Assisting
the hostess were Mesdames Dobey,
J. A. Lott, J. L. Walker and J.
W. Marsh. After refreshing punch
served by Misses Bessie and
Isabelle Bean, had been enjoyed, 6
tables of progressive Rook was had
and Mrs. Jame* White was given a
dainty fan for the highest score,
and Mrs. Kellar was presented with
a lace collar. The score cards were
in green aud gold. Frozen peaches
and pound cake were fserved, and
the favors were boutonni?res of
Duriug the months of July and
August union night services will be
held by the four denominations of
On Thursday morning Mrs. An
nie B. Harrison entertained in com
pliment to Mrs. Alonzo Kellar
with a luncheon, and a dozen or
more ladies spent two very pleasant
hours with chatting, music and pro
gressive Rook. Mrs. Dessasure
Hogan of Columbia, made the high
est score and received a silver hat
pin. A hot luncheon was served,
which was very tempting and pret
The W. C. T. LT. met on Friday
afternoon with Mrs. W. W. Satch
er, and Jennie Cassedy's birthday
was observed, this being a red letter
date. The meeting was led by Miss
Zeta Payne who has charge of the
flower mission department, and the
story of Jennie Cassedy's life vas
told and how the flower mission
originated. Interesting sketches
were read by Mrs. Olin Eidson and
O. D. Black. Mrs. T. R. Denny
gave an account of the visit to the
County Home, and told of the pleas
ure their visit gave to the inmates
and how they enjoyed the Howers.
M rn. James White gave a report of
the baskets of flowers sent out by
the L. T. L. Miss IdaSatcher nerv
ed refreshing nectar at the conclu
sion of the meetiug.
Mrs. M. A. Huiet and Miss Eliza
Mims have gone to Trilby, Fla., to
visit in the home of the former's
son, Mr. James iiuiet.
Mrs. James Turner and Miss
Marion Turner have returned from
a visit to Mrs. Walter Heudrix at
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ivey of At
lanta are guests of Mrs. Eleanor
Mrs. Shealy of Leesville has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. R. Eid
Mrs. Leon Stanae'l ?B vi?iting
relatives at Montgomery, Ala.
Prof. ar.d Mrs. Lewellyn Cog
burn are spending awhile at the
hom* of the former's sister, Mr9.
M. \V. Clark. Prof. Cogburn has
been elected principal of the Ward
Messrs. Julian Kidson and Allen
Eidson have son? to Kock Hill to
play with the ball team of that
place for the summer.
Mesdames Claud Wert/, and Des
sasure Hogan have relamed to Co
lumbia after a vi ;t in the home of
Mrs. A. S. Wei.
Mr. and Mrs. W . P. Yonce have
returned from their northern bridal
tour, and are domiciled at their at
tractive home on Lee etreet.
Mr. Goodyear and family have
moved to Augusta and ai e domiciled
on Reynolds street.
The Methodist congregation is
now worshiping in th'?ir handsome
new church edifice. Thc main audi
torium is finished in mahogany and
deep cream and the altar is encir
cled by a heavy brass railing. Me
morial windows are used, two being
to the late Dr. J. M. Rushton and
Mrs. Fannie Wriyht. The Sunday
school room is separated by a roll
ing partition and is very conveuient
and han about ten'class divisions.
Mr. William Toney has had the
mi.-fortune to lose by tire the Keely
Institute buildings at Birmingham,
Ala., which he had in charge. He
has sustained some loss.
Death of Mr. W. P. Calhoun.
Mr. William P. Calhoun died at
his home here early Monday morn
ing. For some time he has been in
failing health but was not confined
to his bed until about two weeks
airo. It had been known throughout
the community for several days
that Mr. Calhoun could not recov
er, :;nd his serious condition caused
the people generally to be greatly
depressed. Mr. Calhoun was in the
60 th year of his age. He was a
member of the. ..Fpiseopal ?buroJL
here, from which the funeral was
conducted Monday afternoon at
5:30 o'clock by the rector, the Rev.
R. G. Shannonhouse, assisted by
Rev. E. C. Bailey and Dr. M. D.
Jeffries. The interment took place
in the village cemetery.
Mr. Calhoun was born in Abbe
ville and was a son of the late John
A. Calhoun, who was a nephew of
John C. Calhoun. After attending
the city schools of Abbeville, Mr.
Calhoun entered Columbia Univer
sity, New York city, and after
graduating from that institution he
read law and practiced bis profes
sion in Abbeville for a number of
years. Before locating permanently
in Edgefield he also practiced law
in Atlanta, being president of the
South Carolina society while he
resided in that city.
At intervals Mr. Calhoun devoted
much time to newspaper work. For
a number of years ho was associat
ed with the late ft. R. Hemphi!] in
the publication of the Abbeville
Medium. At one time he edited the
Greenville News, and after locating
in Edgefield lie began the publica
tion of the Edgefield News which
he sold on account of failing health.
Since that time he had, in addition
to thc practice of law, written spe
cial articles for the daily papers and
had served the Augusta Chronicle
as regular correspondent at Edge
field. Mr. Calhoun was a writer of
acknowledged ability. His style was
graceful and pleasing, and, being
an omniverous reader, his store of
information was large and varied.
Besides being well informed on
the current issues and topics of the
day, Mr. Calhoun was interested to
the larger and broader questions.
He wrote a book on the race ques
tion entitled "The Negro and the
Caucasian," which was widely read.
Since the day that Mr. Calhoun
located in Edgefield he had been ac
tively interested in the progress of
the town. As secretary of the Chara
ber of Commerce, which place be
filled at the time of the death, he
had devoted much time and effort
to the development of Edgefield
alonj; all lines.
On January 1 1890, Mr. Calhoun
was married to Miss Gladys Boykin
of Edgefield, who survives him and
whose devotion and unceasing at
tention to him throughout his ill
ness has been exceedingly beautiful.
He also leaves three sisters, Mrs.
Kate O'Farrell of Athens, Ga.,
Mrs. Carrie Herd of Elberton, Ga.,
Mrs. Anna Ancrum of Camden, and
one brother, W. Norwood Calhoun
of Calhoun Falls.
COLLISION AT SEA.
'Pretoria, Boat on Which Mri.
Tillman and Miss Helen
Tillman Sailed Collides I
On Board Steamship New York
(By Wireless, via Siasconsett,
Mass.,) June 1.-With neither
steamer seriously damaged as a re
sult of a crash at sea east of the
Nantucket lightship early to-day the
American liner New York, for New,
York, and the Pretoria of the Ham-1
hurg-American line, en route to.
Hamburg, were proceeding tonight
to their destinations.
The precautions taken to slow,
both vessels down in a dense fog
I prevailing averted a possible disas
After learning the New York was"
little the worse for the accident, the
Pretoria sent a wireless message to.
the American liner informing herj
that the Pretoria was in no danger.
On board the New York tonight
everything had resumed the normal
Statements of various witness??
tend to show that the Pretoria ei
ther hit the New York at an obtuse
angle or in attempting to cross her
bows struck her at a right angle.
The German boat smashed the shel
ter deck railing of the New York,
and many of her own port holes
were crushed in.
There was no panic and little ex
citement on the New York. It seem
ed. how(ver, to those on the New;
York that there was a considerable,
commotion aboard the Pretoria.
While the New York, westboind,
was motionless in a heavy fog 400"
miles east of Ambrose lightship,
j early to-day, the Hamburg-Ameri
can liner Pretoria, bound east, rah
i into her and ripped a hole of 12
f.et.high.and ;?2 . feot:lo&ir io
The hole is flush with the main
deck and is 15 feet above the water
line. So great was the force of the
collision that the Pretoria's anchor
was torn from her bow and left
hanging insile the gap that had
been torn in the New York. Practi
cally all the passengers on both
ships were asleep.
Immediately after the collision
the engines of both ships were or
dered full speed astern and passen
gers came hurrying to the deck".
The passengers of the New York
were able to reach over and touch
the bow of the Pretoria a^ she pull
ed away from her dangerous posi
tion. There was no panic. Capt.
Roberts and Chief Officer Turner
were both on the bridge at the time
of the collision. They re-assured the
frightened passengers, many of
whom hurried to the starboard side
of the ship, anticipating a list to
port. Members of the crew also
went among the passengers and
urged them to be calm.
Upon the orders of Capt. Rob
erts the bulkheads of the New York
were closed at 12:52 o'clock this
morning because of the density of
the fog. This was about 10 minutes
before the collision. During this
period the Pretori? replied con
stantly to fog signal blown by the
Capt. Roberts blew two long
blasts repeatedly for five minutes
prior to the collision. These whis
tles indicated that the New York
stopped. Suddenly there was ai
crash, succeeded by a sharp tearing
sound as the steel plates and wood
work of the New York were shat
tered by the Pretoria's sharp bow.
Fortunately the watch which oc
cupied the quarters behind that part
of the ship which was crushed in
wai on duty in the stokehold. Had
the collision occurred while this
watch was off duty a number of
livesfp'*obably would have been lost.
The Pretoria was less damaged by
the collision than the New York.
Several of the olates at her bow
were Rprnnfr and twisted.
After the passengers had been
assured that they were in no dan
ger they began to laugh and joke
over the fjueer costumes in which
some of the travelers appeared on
deck. The passengers frefused to re
return to their cabins until day
After it was determined that no
dangerous damage had been dona to
either of the ships they proceeded
on their way.
Superintendent T. J. L
Writes of Work of Pai
Session And of Plans
To the Patrons and Friend?
: The Edgetield Graded and H
We have just compl?t?e
very satisfactory years work in b
-he Graded and High School. 1
^.achers have worked hard to m
?his the first vear of the graded ;
'.i-rhschool under the new mana
ment a success. We have b
greatly assisted in our work by
'hearty good wishes and spleni
<'?-operation of the people of
:. ywn of Edgefield generally. 1
. re now to lay our plan6 for anot
-ession, and ai superintendent
'he schools I desire to speak a f
. ords through the county news
;- rs to the patrons and friends
i he school. There is no reason w
'iidgfifield should not have a scho
f?cond to none in the State, and
i he people will continue to co-oj
;?te with tho management we v?
Vurely have it.
BUILDINGS AND G Ron NOS.
-The building now occupied
wie Graded and High Schools wi
r^ome needed improvements ran
T:Vade into an ideal Graded a
djigh School building. Of course
t an never be made beautiful, b
i r all practical purposes it can
; :ade to serve admirably our need
i i ibe rear of the main buildii
?pere is barn with stables. Tl
! is-oeen used this year to gre
;. ?vantage by pupils from a distan
- b.o durini: bad weather put thc
1 "(fe??"and vehicles in this buildin
"*?? grounds are naturally beau1
! ij There is something like eig
jes in the play grounds and evei
h?. this growid is shaded 1
trying in every possible way to pr
serve these trees. This year v
have spent a good deal of mont
?od time in planting more trees at
iloweriug plants. With a vei
unall expenditure of money and 1
I'or on the part of the patrons w
e m make the school grounds tl
most beautiful in the State.
The teachers thus far selected b
the Board o? Trustees are all me
and women of experience, who ar
i.ot teaching simply because the
lnvn't anything else to do. Bu
c ich one has decided to make teacli
i ig a life profession and is in th
work not for the money (for all wil
..? Irait this preposterous) but for th
1 've of the work and the good tlu
< in be done.
Prof. Clay C. Ross, one of th
n?w teachers, who will teach En
?lish and Latin inthe High School
c ?mes to us very highly recoin
mended. He was first lion or mai
??c Carson-Newman College Jeffer
-on City Tenn. His college recorr
i-i all th,at can be desired. And be
?.ides, he does not como to us inex
porienced, but has had one year ol
successful experience in the achoo
THE ELEVENTH GUA OK.
The question as to whether tin
school should consist of ten oi
eleven grades was discussed at great
l<-neth by the Board of Trustees.
After all conditions were carefully
considered it was decided that our
High school should have eleven
grades, and thus give an opportuni
ty of one more years work io those
boys and girls who would never be
able to go to college and at the
same time better prepare those who
do intend to enter college after com
pleting their course here. But if
the people do not patronize the
eleventh grade the school will not
maintain it. It has been the histo
ry cf all high schools that it does
not *pay to maintain an eleventh
grade, unless an average attendance
of at least five pupils can bri had
each year. Most of this state will
accept students who have comple
ted the work of ten grades. But
the majority of the college presi
dents recommend that a boy or girl
ought to complete t he eleventh grade
before they attempt the college
work. By so doing they are well
prepared and can make a much bet
ter record in college and consequent
ly get a great deal more out of their
college course. Therefore I call
upon the patrons of the school to
keep their sons and daughters in
this school until they complete the
eleventh grade before entering col
With the addition of the eleventh
grade, the course of study offered
by our High School gives a boy or
girl a fairly good foundation and if
they never get to collesre they are
pretty well equipped to solve the
problems they are likely to en
counter in life.
THU MUSIC DKPART.MKN'T.
The music department has been
very ably conducted this year by
Miss Marcie Gwaltney. At first
we were fearful as to whether this
department would pay or not (for
there arn nu oublie funds appropri
ated for music.) But I am glad to
state that it did pay all expenses
and was able to turn over a small
sum above expenses to the chairman
of the Board of Trustees. There
are few public schools that ara so
fortunate as to have the services of
a rau?ic teacher with the training,
natural ability and experience of
.Miss Gwaltney. VVe need more
students in this department and I
sincerely hope the people will real
ize this and that our class in music
?viii be sufficient to enable us to buy
another niano, and that the depart
ment will not merely pay expenses,
but <rrow to such an extent that we
will need two teachers instead of
In conclusion I would like for
this fact to reach everybody in
Edgefie.ld county. The Graded
School is free to the children of
ridgefield school district alone, and
children from outside the district
will have to pav a small tuition
free. But the high school which
includes the work of the 8tb, 9th,
10th and 11th grades is absolutely
iVe to all the boys and girls of
ridgefield county. And the town
of ridgefield, the Board of Trus
tees, the Superintendent of the
school and all the teachers, will
gladly welcome every boy and girl
wEo' wIsfi?s^toT'aF??? themselves" of
this privilege. Last session we had
a good many pupils from outside
the district. This next session we
A complete list of teachers
for next session and an outline of
t he course of study will be publish
T. J. Lyon,
Gone to Portsmouth.
Mr. J. G. Holland went to Ports
mouth, Va., Monday to assume the
management of the baseball team
of that place. Mrs. Holland accom
The State made the following
notice ol' his passing through Co
"Joe Holland of Edgelield, for
merly a Comer, passed through Co
lumbia yesterday en route for
Portsmouth, Va., [to assume the
maragerial reins of that city's club
in the Virginia league.
"Holland was a star in baseball
and football at Clemson college and
since his college days has played
professional baseball. He was for a
season on the Pacific coast and last
year was the leadinir hitter and out
fielder of the North Carolina league.
This season he was with Columbia
for about six weeks. Holland is
very popular here and the fans hope
that he will make a big success of
the Portsmouth team.
"The Portsmouth club is now in
the cellar. The citizen of Edgefield
therefore finds a hard job on his
hands. He realizes ^that the team
must be strengthened, although he
has not seen it in action, and al
ready has made preliminary ar
rangements to better it. He has his
eye on several valuible men.
"Holland goes to Portsmouth
with the backing of Soutli Carolina
and fans in all parts of the state
will watch his team's progress with
interest. Joe Holland knows base
ball inside and ont, and ne should
be able to raise the Portsmouth
team from its lowly position in the
cellar to a more lofty plane."
My flour mill is in good order
and 1 am ready to serve the public
to the best of my ability. 1 will
start up by running two (2) days in
a week, Friday and Saturday.
J. L. Ouzts.
Kirksey, S. C.
Refreshing Rains Have Fallen.
Missionary Address by Mrs.
Gough. Picnic on Glori
The farmers of this community
are feeling better now as they have
had a good rain.
Mrs. Estelle Gough made a mis
sionary address to the ladies z .
children of Philippi Wednesday,
May 10. The talk was very inter
esting and was enjoyed by a large
Mr. Johnnie Jackson, a graduate
of Furman University is at home
' r vacation, also Misses ' Dorothy
vVilliams, Kate and Frances Pruiet
are home from Coker collegee.
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. King, Mas
ter Jack King and Mr. Clark Ed
wards dined with Mr. H. VV. Jack
Mrs. John Derrick has been visit
ing her little grand-daughter, Fran
ces Pauline Herin of Columbia.
Mrs. John Scott and family spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. Will
We deeply sympathize with MM.
A. T. King in the death of her fa
ther which occurred recently in
We are sorry to report thal Un
cle William Yonce is very sick.
Mr. Rich Ripley's baby will be
huiied this Monday afternoon at
I our o'clock.
There will be a picnic at Philip
pi on the fourth of July. The public
If The Advertiser man doesn't
come we will think he didn't get
justice at the Centennial, but we
nope he will be with us again.
Tribute to Miss Eva Crouch.
The whole comm unity was sud
Sunday when the s id intelligence
came that Ei'a Crouch had died at
the home of her aunt 'whom she was
visiting. Eva was one of our bright
est girls possessed of an unusually
sweet disposition, her face always
radiant with a happy smile and a
cheerful word to both young and
old. She was popular with the
young on account of her lovable
ways and her pleasant company and
loved by the older ones who recog
nized in her life those beautiful at
tributes which make woman lovable.
Not only did she add pleasure to
i he company of the yonng people
hat in as great a measure did she
adjust herself to the company of
even the old people. The death of
her mother several years ago and
that of her oldest sister about two
years ago threw the responsibilities
?f the household duties upon her.
These she performed most admira
bly and in the home she is sadly
She was the leader in one of the
bauds in Sunday school and here
the beauty ol her life shown out.
Realizing that she had friends she
used her popularity and her iuriu
cnce to draw the boys and srirls in
to Sunday school and a goodly por
tion of the increase in attendance
in Sunday school was due to her un
tiring work. The last opportunity
she had was used to work for this
good cause. Her Christian life is .
truly worthy of emulation.
Her remains were laid to rest in .
Ebenezer cemetery, the funeral ser
vices being conducted by her pas
tor Rev. G. L. Knight assisted by
Rev. E. C. Bailey, the young men
of her class acting as pall bearers.
The floral offerings were a part of
the tribute of respect to her popu
larity, but the strongest evidence of
the esteem in which she was held
was the genuine expression.^ of pro
found sadness seen among one of
the largest crowds that we have
ever seen at a funeral at this place?.
J. H. C. '
Card of Thanks.
I take this means of thanking ray
friends for their kindness to me in
sharing the heavy loss I sustained
recently through the burning of two
barns. My neighbors and friends
made contributions of feed for my
stock and in other substantial ways
gave evidence of their friendly re
gard. I shall always be grateful to
them and if ever an opportunity is
presented I shall reciprocate to the
full evtent of my ability.
James R. Smith.
Trenton, S. C.