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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914
Opening of High School, Miss
Norris Entertained. W. C.
T. U. Held. Cradle Roll
Mrs. Ralph Dunbar of Ellenton
ha? been the guest of >lrs. .fames
Mrs. Lowry and Miss Watkins
of Cbappells are visiting Mrs. Al
Little Miss Cathrine Wright
celebrated her 5th birthday on
Tuesday afternoon and a number of
her friends gathered out on the
lawn to help make merry the happy
occasion. Many games were played
and all were given paper bags and
told to see who could find the most
peanuts hidden aoout in the grass.
Margaret Gaillard found the largest
number, and was given a toy tele
phone. Ice cream and cake were
served to all as they were seated out
on the lawn. All brought their lit
tle friend pretty gifts.
Messrs. Leon Scott of Annapolis,
is spending awhile at the home of,
his father, Mr. Buford Scott, before
his return to duty. Mr. Joe Scott,
another soi', of Columbia, ia also a
Mrs. Barlow Walsh with little
William Colemau Walsh, of Suin
ter, are guests in the home of Mr.
W. L. Coleman.
There will be a reception for the
cradle roll department of the Bap
tist church on Tuesday afternoon,
September 15, the affair"- to be held
in the Sunday school rooms.The roll
numbers 51. Mrs. James White is
leader of this department with Mrs.
O. D. Black assistant.
Mrs. W. D. Holland of Winston
Salem, N. C., has been visiting
Mrs. A. C. Mobley, Miss Jose
phine Mobley and Master Mims
Mobley returned this week from
C^S^^d^ebroo^, Ya.,, whfire ,they spent
jSP^- some time with Mrs. Karry Hamil
Mrs. Kittie Rushton and Hugh
and James Rushton have gone to
Greenwood to make their home.
Mrs. Frances Hoyt has returned
to Orglethorpe, (ia., and her many
warm friends regret that she will
not visit here again until next sum
Miss Annie Dorothy Mathis, is
the guest of Miss Ola Smith.
Misses Rosa and Bessie Parker
have been visiting in the home ol'
their uncle, Dr. F. L. Parker.
Miss May Cogburn of Laurens
spent last week here with her sis
ter, Mrs. M. W. Clark.
Misses Alice, Ella and Ruth
Overstreet of Aiken are visiting
Mrs. W. R. Eidson.
Capt. Thornton True of Colum
bia was here during the past week
and is having property near town
improved. The house which is call
ed the Gomillivn place, he is having
The News-Monitor has moved in
to new quarters adjoining the post
Mis. W. S. Mobley and Miss
Elise Mobley spent last week in
Prof. and Mrs. W. F. Scott and
Master William Elliott are wel
comed buck after two and a half
mouths spent at Linden Falls, N.
Mr. M. T. Turner is having a
a double brick store erected on h\>
lot on Main street, and a ware
house in the rear. During the past
week tiie foundation of the home of
Dr. J. A. Dobey was laid of which
he has the contract to build.
The opening exercises of the
High School will be on Tuesday,
September 15, and there is every
indication that this is going to be
one of the best sessions the school
has yet had. With the well equip
* ped school, the modern ?525,01)0
building and superintendent W. F.
Seott, at the helm, great things will
Miss Luelle Norris entertained a
party of friends on last Wednesday
afternoon and two hours were hap
pily spent in social chat and pro
gressive games. A two course repast
was served during the. latter part of
Mr. T. R. Denny returned on
Friday last from Pinehurst, Ga.,
where he was summoned to the bed
side of his wife who has been criti
cally iii. It is a great pleasure to all
to know that she is much improved
and will return as soon as she is j
strone: enough to travel.
A good meeting of the W. C. T.
JJ. was held on Friday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. James White.
The subject was the "War," and
prayers were offered for the desti
tute and sorrowing and that peace
would soon be established. Several
talks and papers, relative to the
subject were read. During the bnsi
ness, delegates to the state conven
tion in Florence October 30th were
elected and were Mesdames W. W.
Satcher and S. J. Watson; alter
nates, Misses Zena Payne and Sue
Sloan. Mesdames T. R. Denny,
state recording secretary; A. P.
Lewis superintendent of Sunday
school work, and J. A. Lott super
intendent L. T. L., are delegates
Miss Maidelle Boatwright of
Ridge and Sophie Brunsen of Cam
den are guestR of Mrs. B. T. Boat
wright, and on Thursday afternoon
she entertained a party of friends
in a thoroughly delightful manner.
Mr. and Airs. J. K. Allen, Mas
ter John Allen and Miss Mary Lew
is visited A1 rs. Willie Tompkins
and other relatives during this
Clark's Hill News.
The people in this section are
much enthused over "good roads."
Wo have always desired them, but
since the advent of so many auto
mobiles in our community, in or
der to enjoy them, the "good
roads" became a necessity. So
within til* past few days they hired
a large n uni ber of hands and be
gan working the roads, widening
them in the very narrow places j
making it psosible for autos to pass
each other, cutting out the under
growth and "patching" the "aw
The cotton fields are white, the
fleecy staple is being rapidly gather
ed and the whir of the gin is heard
day and night, but no great enthu
siasm is manifested.
Mr. R. H. Middleton has a gin
ning outfit at Clark's Hill, and has
put electric lights over the entire
building, so that both day and
night he can serve the people, and
for the past two weeks he has been !
kept busy. The cotton heed buyers
are equally busy, often being up all
night buying seed.
Mr. W. M. Rowland and family
who have a summer home at Meri
wether leave Tuesday for Athens,
Ga. by auto, to visit relatives,
thence on to their winter home in
Mrs. R. A. Fowler and children
have gone on a visit to her father,
who lives near Milledgeville, Ga.
Mrs. Addie Timmerman has been
visiting ber uncle Mr. D. W.
Sharpton for the past two weeks.
Mrs. R. H. Middleton and chil
dren have returned from a visit to
her sister in Monroe N. C.
Mr. J. G. McKic is out again
from a sharp attack of malarial
Misses Minnie McKie, Katherine
Adams and Vera Fowler returned
to Erskine college Thursday. Also
cadet J. G. McKie returned to
Clark's Hill, S. C.
Richard I. Manning Governor of
Richard I. Manning, of Sumter,
was elected Governor of South Car
olina, Andrew Jackson Bethea, of I
Columbia, Lieutenaut Governor, and
Frank W. Shealey, of Lexington,
Railroad Commissioner, against
.lohn G. Richards, of Liberty Hill,
B. Frank Kelly, of Lee, and C. D.
Fortner, of Spartanburg.
The vote stood as follows: Man
ning, 09.279; Richards, 40,942; Be
thea, ??,145; Kelly, +1,170; Port
lier, 34,892; Shealy, 72,402. Mr.
Manning's majority over Richards
was about 28,000, Mr. Bethea's over
Mr. Kelly about 2.%000, and Shea?
ly's over Fortner 37,00. Mr. Man
ning carried 42 of the 44 counties,
including Mr. Richard's home coun
ty of Kershaw, and all the big coun
ties of the up country, except Cher
okee and York. In all the other
counties Mr. Manning led, polling
large majorities in many of them.
Mr. Bethea carried raosj, of the
counties that Mr. Manning did.
Mr. Shealy carried every county ex
cept one. Mr. Manning's majority
is said to be the greatest ever gi?en
a candidate in tin; second race.
Tabulated Vote o
Edgefield No. 2.
Meriwether . ..
Park s vi lie..
Home, Sweet Home.
One day as we looked out from
our hotel window in London we
saw a long line of soldiers newly
enlisted and marching to the front
with the band playing "Home,
Sweet Home." It seemed a strange
battle hymn, but as we listened the
thought came to us that it was be
ing played to arouse to the highest
degree a love for battle and for
England to create a sarong desire to
defend one's country even if it in
volved a sacrifice of life itself. As
we gazed upon brave young boys
leaving their homeland, we realized
as never before the sadness of sepa
ration perhaps forever . from the
land of their birth. - A feeling of
homesickness took possession of us
mingled with a sense of gratitude
that soon the ocean would divide us
no more from our home and we
grew impatient for the day of de
parture to com?1, when all anxieties
and suspense would be over. For
a'though far more fortunate than
many Americans we had had a
share of the hardships and annoy-j
anees brought about by war coudi
The announcement that war had j
been declared came as a surprise to j
the Wicker Party which had been
for several weeks in Palestine and j
Syria and consequently deprived of j
news of the happenings of the!
world. We were therefore not j
prepared for such news and tor
sometime could not realize the se- j
rioasness of the condition. This;
blissful ignorance though was a;
blessing not marring our pleasure !
up to that time. j
In the beginning of our trip as j
we were en route from Vienna to.
Constantinople the assassination of j
Archduke Ferdinand occured in a;
town quite near us. Being in a |
strange country of strange people
and languages we got the impres
sion that the Austrian Emperor;
hud been killed and did not know \
the truth of the matter until we1
reached Constantinople. Weimbi
thought then that this tragedy:
would be the match to strike fire lo i
the smouldering embers of dissatis- ?
faction among the nations of Europe, j
The incident being dismissed:
from our minds we went our way i
undisturbed into oriental lands far:
from our beloved America and did j
not recall the assassination until we
landed in Italy and heard rumors
We were in Rome, upon neutral j
ground when war was de hired.
Our sightseeing was not interfered
with and all plans were carried ont
according to our itinerary. But
on reaching Florence and Venice
we had trouble in getting money.
Ail had provided themselves with
traveler's checks, but on presenting
them they could not be cashed and
very few of ns had much cash on
hand. One old lady who had re
sisted the tempting beads and wares
of the orientals exultantly exhibited
four or five gobi coins and said,
"Ves, 1 told you so,-you ought al
ways to prepare for a rainy day
and save your money." We ac
cepted meekly that bit of wisdom,
but in our souls pitied the poor
creature whose love <>f gold (of
which she had an abundance) was;
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one of the controlling motives of
Our conductor, Dr. Wicker, had
prepared, however, for a rain j' day
by bringing some gold coin with
him from America and was able to
tide us over until we got checks
cashed in Milan. Rut not knowing
when we could leave for home we
had to practice strict economy and
pass by the flittering beads and
venetian souvenirs so attractive to
America tourists. We all agreed
that the cameos and beads and laces
bad never seemed so beautiful. One
of the girls said she felt like the
little beggar girl on the street look
ing in the shop windows at Christ
- But those little inconveniences
were small compared wiih the ac
counts of narrow escapes of tourists
who had just come fron? Switzer
land. They were almost panic
stricken on reaching our hotel in
Milan and w^re determined to on
r.o Genoa to take the first boat for
.lome and to pay any price for
whatever accommodations that
would be offered them. We heard
afterwards that they paid two hun
?red dollars for steerage passage.
Or. Wicker did not think that was
'.he best thing to do at that time
ind decided to await development?.
So we wrote letters home and sent
i large batch by the passengers
r'rom Genoa and in the meantime
.emained quietly in Milan.
We tried to keep in good spirits
:nd make the best of the situation.
'.Ve began '"supposing." Suppose
ve had to stay indefinitely in Italy?
'?Ve decided to examine ourselves
is to our various abilities and choose
*orae means of employment fora
livelihood. Some thought they
vould be teachers, others hotel
waiters, conductors, street car and
uah drivers, but if there should be
no demand for such labor, maids
of-all-work and butlers seemed U12
>nly avenues left open to us. So J
in a half-serious and half-joking
way we bided our time until one
morning a few days later we heard
that trains were again running to j
We hastily packed our luggage j
and got to the station .just in time
to.?ump on the trVm into a third
class coach with standing room
only. Along-side of us wore rough
looking men smoking and chatter
ing in French But we had no
complaint to make for our faces
were turned toward "Home, Sweet
Home" and we gladly sat on suit
cases or beside our fellow passen
gers amid the exceedingly dirty sur
roundings. As they got off at the
stations along the way we had more
comfortable seats, but with two i
nights before us the prospect was
not bright. However, we nodded
in an upright position and man
aged to get some sleep during the
first night. Th^re were a girl and
boy in our party who were sweet
hearts and we heard that they lean
ed on each others shoulders without
a murmur of complaint.
Our lunches consisted of hard
rolls apiece of cold beef and hard
boiled eggs with no water to drink
on train. The second night was a
test of good dispositions and a trial |
to the soul. But with Taris sol
near we bore up bravely and rejoic
ed in our good fortune on the home
I .vard trip. When we passed the
border between France and Italy
we showed our passports and were
allowed to go on without any trouble.
We presented a sad appearance on
arrival at tbe hotel at Paris and
hastily found our rooms and went
to sleep in nice comfortable beds
after refreshing baths.
We were in Paris five days, but
as many places of interest were
closed IT seemed like a deserted
city. Soldiers were constantly
marching through the streets on
their way to battle against the
Germans and the whole atmosphere
seemed to partake of the gloomy
conditions. A huge seareh-lis>ht
was turned on over Paris every
night to watch for German Aero
planes. The Red Cross society es
tablished sewing circles among the
women who made hospital gar
ments for the wounded. One morn
ing the ladies of our party w.ent
down to one of these places and
helped sew for the French soldiers.
A telegram with the news that
we were transferred from Lusitania
t; Mau re tan ia steamship and that
we could sail on the 29th of August
brought joy to the Wicker Party.
On the train from Paris to Bou
logne we saw a poor French wo
man who lived in the country hav
ing five sons in the war. She said
they had to leave their families and
little children unprotected and their
crops in the field ungathered. Tears
wefe in her eyes as we extended
her our deepest sympathy with the
hope that all would return unin
gered. It was indeed a sad inci
dent of the many cruel effects of
At Boulogne where the ship sail
ed we had to wait in a great crowd
two hourb before we get aboard.
Each person had to be inspected
and show proper permits and pass
Our troubles were practically
over when we got to. London. Bul
there as elsewhere preparations for
war were rapidly being made. At
the recruiting stations we saw the
uewly-enlisted soldiers drilling,
some still wearing their citizens
clothes. Hundreds of soldiers left
every day for France. Trains carried
carloads of cannon and war sup
plies. In France on the memorable
journey from .Milan we saw several
train-loads of dead soldiers brought
in open box cars and covered with
canvas with Howers and flags over
them. The wounded were being
transported in fast trains to the
hospitals, and we also saw German
prisoners on the trains along the
Every precaution was taken on
the return voyage across the Atlan
tic to evade any hostile ship that
ra ?ghi be lurking in the waters.
All lights were put out on the decks
and green dannel cloths tacked
over windows on the inside. The
smokestacks were painted black
and grey instead of the usual red
About midway our ship suddenly
turned and took a northerly course
to avoid a german merchant marine
that was spied out at sea, but in
five days we weie across and with
the exception of that little encoun
ter our voyage was free from dan
We landed in New York Thurs
day night and reached Edgefieid
Saturday morning, and although
we had traveled over many miles
we have seen nothing more pleas
ing to our sight than our dear
hometown, "mv own, my native
We have written each lime of the
troubles that we have experienced
but there were many pleasures in
connection with our trip. We pre
fer to forget the former in pleas
ant memories of the many days en
joyed in our visits to historic and
sacred places full of interesting pic
tures of life on the other side of
the world, of which we may write
M. N. Tillman.
Thornhill gives a deeper body
with his wagon than any other
Wilson & Can tel on.
Boy's suits all wool from $3.00
up. Pants from $2.50 up. Mo
matter what others offer, you will
find ours the cheapest.
F. G. Merlins, Augusta, Ga.
Protracted Meeting a Success.
Young People Enjoy an Out
ing. Welcome | Awaits
The Rev. J. R. Walker bas been
conducting a series of meetings at
the Methodist church during the
past week. He was assisted by the
Rev. T. G. Herbert of Columbia.
Much enthusiasm was shown and
the community will undoubtedly
experience much lasting benefit
from the untiring earnestness and
devotion of these two able minis
ters. Three persons were added to
the membership of the church.
Mrs. Walter has been quite sick
for the last several days to the sin
cere regret of her numerous friends.
The wide-spread depression by
the terrific struggle now in progress
in Europe is making itself felt in
this locality. The farmers general
ly seem to be standing together io
the matter of holding their cotton
and when the temporary agitation
has blown over, we can feel that an
era of unexemplified prosperity
Senator and Mrs. B. R. Tillman
were recent visitors to Greenwood,
where a new granddaughter await
ed them in the person of Miss Ade
line Fox, infant daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Tillman.
Prof. Scott and Mis? Moore two
new teauhers added to the faculty
of the school are already in resi
dence there. Prof. Scott and fami
iv occupy Mrs. Leppard's house and
Miss Moore is stopping for the
present with Mrs. Walter Wise. With
fie splendid corps of teachers the
trustees have wisely elected we feel
sure there is a year fall of promise N
ahead for the pupils of ihe Trenton
.The young people enjoyed an.
outing at Salter's pood on Friday.
Cards, rowing and a bountiful din
ner proved interesting features of
tha day's pleasures.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Salter have
returned from an extended visit to
Portland, Maine, stopping in New
York, Philadelphia and Washing
ton on their return trip.
Mr. Frank .Salter has accepted a
very lucrative position as assistant
chemist with the Buckeye cotton
?eed oil company of Memphis,
Mrs. Roper Day and infant son,
Pierce Stevens, were recent visitois
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ste
vens near North Augusta.
The friends of Mrs. Mamie Till
man and Miss Helen Tillman were
glad to clasp their hands again
while passifig through Trenton ea
? oute to Edgefield, after their ex
tended trip abroad and hear their
thrilling experiences while maroon
ed in Europe after the outbreak of
Mrs. Wallace Wise entertained
the auction club on Saturday after
noon. Delight ful refreshments were
served at the conclusion of the
A new garage is hoing erected
here bv that enterprising business
gentleman of Horn's Creek, Mr. C.
A. Wells. Mr. King will have charge
of the business.
Hon. J. W. Thurmond of Edge
field was a recent visitor at the
home of Mr. Wallace Wise.
Mr, Etheredge of Saluda is now
a salesman at Mr. Geo. Wise's store.
Many homes will be thrown open
to welcome the delegates to the Bap
tist association which convenes at
Ebene zer on Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week.
Miss Sallie Mae Miller was the
guest of Mrs. Walter Miller during
the pn.st week. In compliment to
this charming girl Mrs. Miller en
tertained a number of friends on
Thursday at a dinner party.
Miss Evelyn Penn and Mrs. F
P. Bryan made a short visit to Mrs.
W. M. Leppard iu Columbia this
Miss Mattie Harrison is at home
again after a delightful stay at El
lenton, Ga. She was accompanied
home by Mr. Wiley Harrison who
will*attend school here.
Messrs. W. M. Leppard and J.
B. Norris were visitors to our town
this week from Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Wy che from
Washington are at the home of
Senator Tillman, Mr. Wyche look
ing after the private correspond
ence of the Senator.