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EDGEFIELD, S. C., \#DNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914 NO. 15.
HOME COMING WEI
Clemson College Will
"Home Coming Week''
of Students From Th
Clemson College July 2U.
proximately one thousand f
students and graduates ot" Ch
college have already replied tc
invitations, signifying their
lion of being present for
coming week" the bier re-nnu
casion which will take pla
(Clemson college from noon o
gust 27, to noon of August 3
is planned to make this one c
greatest affairs of the kind evet
by any Southern college. Tl
ceptance already received rm
certain that the capacity of (
son's larrie barracks will be
to accommodate those who cor
President W. M. Riggs is (
everything possible to have ir
tions reach every one of til
thousand men who have atte
Clemson. Many invitations,
S ever, have been returned uncla
and it is desired that any io
Clemson men who hive not y<
ceived invitations write to the \
dent. It is the college's purpo
make "Home coming week
memorable event in the lives o
who attend and it is desired tba
old Clemsonites ?eceive notii
The attendance will have t
limited to former students only
cause of limited facilities. It wil
impossible to take care ul* even
wives of those who are ''con
back."The accommodations wil
sufficient foronly thc alu.uni and
students themselves, so large will
number of these be.
A most enjoyable program is
ing arranged for tin: live day
''Home coming week.'1 The
tails of this will be announced la
Especially attractive features '
A prep li cd for Friday. Safir
|?! Bb'- -j^rr-i. , thc -Mi:, a'.ith and :P,
MffT 'i ac i'oiiMw'uLr list contains
IKT?TT'?S ot an former men R
Adams. .1 T
Blackwell, G I)
Blackwell, R S
Blackwell, VV C
. Bo.awright, K P
Briggs, T H
Bussey, N A
Bussev, VV V
Byrd, VV B
CaVter, S T
Coleman, ll W
Coleman, .1 VV
Cogbnrn, II L
Cogburn, P L
Cona!ly, A B
Curley, G il
Covar, A B Jr.
Davis, J P
Deal, M il
Edmunds, VV A
Gogsrans, ? VV
Griftis, J R
Harting, J F
Hastings. VV R
Harris, Y A
Horne, J E
Hollingsworth, .1 II
Holmes, L F
Holland, J G
Johnson, J M
Lanham, G F
Lanham, B T
Lanham, NV (-"
Langston, W A
, Lewis, L C
Lyon, J A
M a vs. B F
Mckie, H W
* Medlock, J A
.Merritt, J A dr.
Middleton, R II
.Miller, C VV
Minis, .1 T
Nixon, .1 P
Ouzts, V NV
i'arks, C A
Parks. R J
Parks, B F
Pavne, .1 II
. Parks, NV PM,
Parks, NV Pta)
Padgett, J ?I
Parks, NV II
. "artlow, B P
['carce, <? 1!
Perry, NV E
- Pitts. J W
Ready, .1 NV
Ree*e, .1 T
Riley, D L
Ryan, B J
I Scott, 'll I,
? S,,t. R W
! Self. .1 A
Self, VV ()
Self, J C
Stone, R B
S tu ricey, M N
Stone, J M
Strother, .1 K Jr.
Stone, C lil
Stone, C B
Stone, J P
Stone, J A
I Swearingen, G F
Timmerraan, J P
Toney, M D
Watson, L G
Walker, E M
Wem, J C
Williams, J L
Williams, J ll
Yelclell, C S
Adams, R E
Adams, H A Jr.
Brimson, A L
Fair, W H
Hardy, G L
Hughes, J S
Parks, J G
Pearee, G H
Prescott. W S
Scott, W H (l)
. Scott, W.H (2)
Shealv, A S
Talbert, A I)
h illman, H C
Tillman, B R Jr.
Werts. L A
And 1864 Came.
When thc cannon began to i
in May, lsu-i, these gaunt vetei
I were in line with ragged co.tis.
burnished bayonets, the army
hungry with gaunt laces, was
forms, siio.-?ess feet, with no: h
to encourage them but the cai
past victories, and Lee's preset
The little army was starving :
I dying, but it was going to tight
the last. When 'r<u. Lee the gi
cavalier, rode along the lines '
woods thundered with a cheer wh;
said "Read -
L8U.4 tin -my was [n tatters. 'I
old cloth, u^.ng on the men li
scarecrows. Their gray .ne Vt's wi
in rags and did no:, keep out t
cold, chilly wind sweeping over t
i frozen fields. Their old ?dank'
were in shreds, hut they woi
wrap themselves up in them, shiv
ing in the long, cold nights. T
oid shoes patched and yawning, h
served in many a march and batt
and now allowed the naked sole
touch the hard and frosty groun
Happy the man with a new lila
ket, proud the possessor i f a whe
roundabout. Snell were the cloth
I of the ar.ny ai that epoch-wi
j rancid grease, musty meal, who
divisions after went without ore;
even for two days at a time. Tho
sands had no jackets and no shoe
Gaunt forms in ragged oi l shir
and torn pantaloons only tin
clutched the musket. At night tin
huddled together for warmth 1.
. the lire in the trenches. When thf
charged, their naked feet left bloc
marks on the abatis through wdiic
they went at the enemy. This is nt
an exaggeration, my reader. The!
facts are on record, and that was
part only. It was not onl\ famin
and hardships which the army er.
du red, but the incessant combat
and mortal tedium of tiie trenches
i Oil, the trendies! Phose words sum
lined upa whole volume of suffei
ling. No longer'fighting in thu opel
! field, no winter quarters, with powe
J and range, no longer freedom, treal
j air heatlliftifsuoveiueiit. The trench
j es. Here, cooped i;t> and hampered
a: every turu, they fought thvougl
all tin se long mouths o? ila. dari
autumn and winter of 1804. The;
wen* no longer men, out machines
loading and firing th" musket am
the cannon. Burrowing in theil
boles and subterranean cover ways
they crouched in the di?.rkues.< ros<
at the sound of coming battle, man
ned the breastworks, or trained th?
cannon. Day after day, week aftei
week, and month after month thev
wi re lhere in the trenches al then
grim work, and some late or des li
nv seemed lo have chained then
there to hattie forever. At midnight,
las ai noon, they were ai their post.
I In the darkness dusty figures co ubi
be s en swinging the sponge stall',
swabbing the cannon, driving boult
?the charge. In lin- starlight, tin
I moonlight or the gloom lo by tin
I red giire, those figures, resembling
I phantoms were seen marshalled be
jhiud thc breastworks lo repel the
EDGEFIELD, S. C., \#DNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914 NO. 15.
Rook Parties Popular.
Scouts and Carnp-Fire G
Re-organl^ed. W. M. U
Mrs. Herbert entertained w
very pleasant Rook party on F
afternoon, among her guests 1
ber cousin, Miss Wessie Lee
of Laurens. After several garm
was found that Mrs. H.; G. D
had made the highest score and
presented with the prize. A h
thought on the part of the ho.?
and a delightful surprise to 01
the guests. Mrs. J. A. Do bey,
the kitchen shower given her.
raptly Mrs. Dobey had the
fortune to lose her home by tire
roany useful articles vere given
The gifts were bro.tight in in a 1
on drawn by Master John
Eidsonand Mrs. Dobey was eff?
by the kind thoughtfulness
friends and expressed her sin
appreciation of this act. Later i
ing the afternoon refreshments
ices and cake were served,
i'Mrs. Lewis Blunt and J
Emeral Gentry have gone to Al
ville to visit Mrs. Blunt, br.
Miss Virgie Courtney has ret!
.id from a visit to relativos
'Mrs. C. E Karly and Miss E
Satcher spent the past week in
v^Dr. and Mrs. A. T. King an
Sullivan's Island for two. weeks.
'Mr. John Saber has gon >
Cj?ck Springs to spend awhile.
'.'?phe woin nfs missionary un
.i'! the Ridge-"association wi^l
held at the Baplist church here
August ?~ and The program,
Oeing arranged will be au excelli
? 'lie, and there will be sume bor
51 rs. Horace Wright .ol' Geor
ipvn is tiie guest of her sisters, i
'a'js'es S, aw vcr.
and Mr* M. \V. Clark vb
. diyieir4 sun. Mr. Henry Clark,
". ' %jp.it week.
. :-v ;?"???:?,?? n-A M'.ti v W
TC visiting Miss Eva Philipps
Mrs. M. A. Huiet and Miss Eli
.tims are at home after a visit
he home of the formers sou, a
j fames Huiet, at Trilby. Fia.
Miss Ella Smith is the guest
riends at McColl.
Mrs. Fia ?id's H. Williams rt
?Ule son have gene to Oraugeb'.i
i) visit relatives.
Miss Carrie Mobley and }
lodges Mobley of Thompson, G;
ire visiting their aunt, Mrs. A.
Mrs. Betjtie Allen and Mr. Wi
er Aller, have been visitors in li
lome of Dr. B. L. Allen.
Mrs. Stewart has returned to h
lome at Chester, her daughter Mi
J. M. Boyd accompanying her fi
! Mrs. Charlotte V. Spearman <
i Newberry has been visiting ht
. brother. Mr. J. W. Payne.
? Dr. and Mrs. J. Wallace Payr
i of Greenwood spent Saturday an
Sunday in the home of Mr. M. 1
j rui ner.
j Mesdames Margaret Stevens an
>V. Logue of Meeting Street sper
apart of last week here with rel?
Misses Maud Clyburn, Myr
Pearce and Ai.na Holmes, and E:
: <io Morgan, of Angusta, tiebecc
, llanaban, of Winnsboro, and l?ele:
Clark o?" Ridge, who have heel
guests ol' several friends hen1, hav
had a number of social affairs ii
their honor. On Tuesday afternooi
I .Miss Annie Crouch was hostess fo
I thc merry party, and after a shor
while spent ont on th? beautiful am
spacious lawn, progressive game
were enjoyed indoors, and afte
I converse anti sweet music, a two
; course repast was served.
j Wednesday afternoon Misses Lot
lie ami Isabel Bean also entertains
! with a Rook party for these youuj
ladies. The home was prettily dee
?orated ard the color scheme, 'o
green and lavender, was well car
ried out. Miss ll malian received tin
prize a lace handkerchief, for mak
ing tue highest score. Delightfu
refreshments in which the color:
were used were served, and refresh
ing punch was served during lil
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hart am
. I Miss Effie Hart, of Macon, Ga.
are guests of their mother, Mrs
I Victoria i fart. ?
i Misses Ruth and Elizabeth Har
ris of Derrinir, Ga., have been visit
! inii'.tlioir grand parents, Mr. ami
M:!S. P. N. Lott.
:V The hov scouts and camp-tire
girls were re-organized here recent
ly hy the Chautauqua platform
; manager, Mr. Munt Cook, and they
are already di* ussing several hikes
and a camp. In these two organiza
tions there are 104, the largest class
Mr. Cook stated he had ever or
ganized. A strong attachment was
formed between him and the two
classes presented him with a Void
scarf pin upon his departure. Mr.
Joe Cox in Scout master, with Mr.
.Staunton Lott assistant. Mesdames
A. P. Lewis and Lewis Blunt are?
leaders'of the camp-Hre jr iris.
Mr. VV. A. Bradfield of Char
lotte is spending a few days with
Mr. Earl Smith.
Mr. Julian P. Bland who baa
been one of Rock Hill team pitch
ers, spent tne week end here with
the home folks.
Mr. Will Kester who has been in
the United States army for 9 years
is at home after a six years absence.
His last location was on the borders
of Mexico, and he has related many
instances of the fights he was in.
His wife is here with him.
Miss Mary Marsden of Augusta
is the guest of Miss Bertha Wood
Misses Annie Crouch, Elberta
Bland and Elise Mobley went to
Ninety Six, on Monday to visit
Rev. W. P. B. Kinard and Mr.
Mike Kinard. of Greenwood were
visitors here "the first of the week
in the interest of the proposed rail
way, honing that if it should be
built, that it will go via Epworth,
where they have interests.
M rs. Edgar Ready and family are
at home from a visit to relatives at
The Rev. Dr. .Iones, of,Aiigusta,
will preach on Sunday morning at
the Baptist church in the absence
of Dr. King.
Clemson College July ll).
''Don't stop cultivating now." Ibis
idvicc is being urged upon farmers
at this time persistently hy the ex
tension division ot Clemson Col
legc In many parts ol' the State
conditions are such that to l aw off
cultivating before the proper time
will probably mean lus> ot c'ops.
Repeated demonstrations have
shown cultivation ol' cottell until
j he earliest bolls are matured. Also,
j L has been demonstrated ta tt coro
I should be cultivated until it is in
in? rua>iing ear state.
There is some anxiety on me par:,
if the extension workers that far
mers will make the mistake of ceas
I inti lo cultivate at or near the usual
laying-by time. This, it is said
1 trill bi- much LOO carly this year, be
cause the lateness of planting and
germination of a large percentage
of the crops, on account of this
year's exceedingly dry spring, will
necessarily extend the growth and
maturity of these crops well into the
Cultivate cottoi. until the earliest
bolls are matured.
Cultivate corn until it is in roast
ing ear stage. ,
These are two principles which
are being urged upon every farmer
in South Carolina at this time.
A Birthday Party.
Un Tacsday afternoon \A>\ the
large and attractive home of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Padgett near liar
mony was the semi; of a nice birth
day party given for their daughter
May, whom you know to be a very
attractive and lovable young girl:
The party consisted ol' about
twelve, they were first intertaincd
in their handsome parlor and music
was furnished by the pianola which
every one enjoyed, and Miss Emmie
Broadwater played for us also. A
few games of "I doubt you" and
liook were played and we had lots
Afterwards we were taken in the
dining room which was very bea o.
fully decorated and were ser.ed
with cake and ice-cream, thc co; ?rs
being pink and white. Wo all re
gretted the time of departure foi
we enjoyed it very mi.ch.
COUNT Y CAMPAIGN.
First Meeting at Johnston Tues
cay. Attendance Compara
tively Small. Little
According to the schedule recent
j ly arranged by the executive com*
I mutee, the co?nty campaign open
ed with the meeting at Johnston
j Tuesday. The meeting was called
I to order by Hon. B. E. Nicholson,
the county chairman, who after
reading the list, of candidates that
have qualified urged the people to
place their names on the club roll
hefore the time expires. He stated
that where citizens are sick and un
able to go in person to the place of
enrollment the secretary of the club
or some member of the enrollment
committee will take the book to
such person when requested. Mr.
Nicholson announced that the peo
ple of the Long Branch community
had requested that the meeting set
for to-day at l.bng Branch school
house be called off and by request
of the peoph of Trenton the meet
ing at that phce will be held Satur
day, July 25, instead of Thursday,
July 23. Having performed his du
ties as county chairman. Mr. Nich
olson turned the meeting over to
the local chairman, Mr. W. L. Cole
man, who announced that can
didates that the House of Represen
tatives would be fiven 2u minutes
'?ach and that they would speak in
HON. J. I?. neS.Al'iilJTKB.
The first speaker presented was
i he Hon. J. P. De Laugh ter who
.ressed himself'as being profound
ly grateful for tho large number of
votes he received from the people
nf Johtiston and tho cutir.1 county
two years ago Hu staled that he
;ent to the legislature as a farmer
altogether witlout exj>erience in
. ach matters and thai, he took the
Hon. J. P. DeLfiughfcer
advice of friends and did not take
an active part in the deliberations
of the body for some time, all the
the while studying and learning
what he could. Finally he became
informed as to the method of intro
ducing and securing ^tho passage of
measures. Mr. De Laugh ter said he
was deeply grateful to Senator B.
E. Nicholson and representative J.
H. Courtnev for. the'aid ?'?at tl,"v
both so cheerfully gave him. He
told of his efforts to weep nprem
ise made two years ago with refer
ence to putting blind tigers on the
cbaingang instead of accepting a
linc. He introduced "the bill and
worked for its passage but Hie
measure was killed.
Mr. Du Ling h ter spoke at length
of the insurance bill which, with
:issiita'ice ol' Senator \? -h .!-. in
the senate, he had passed. It has been
tuc means ol Loving tue omm....oe
companies to bud nearly$5,000,000
in this Slate. Insurance Commis
sioner McMaster has commended it
Mr. DeLaughier introduced a
bill providing for a pardon com
mission instead of Jeavitig the grant
ing of pardons solely with the gov
ernor. This measure uas carne 1
over '.o the next session. He voted
against the hosiery mill in tin' petii
lenilentiary in order that the con
victs would lie available for the
public roads of the Si nc.
Mr. Dv-Liughter has been quite 1
til and while he is gradually g.lin
ing stri'Dgt li hi* nh?*?*?"* id
(Co.ili?ubd ..o? .w?:c o)