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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1914 . NO. 33.
Mrs. Hoyt Entertains Apollo
Music Club. Good "Work
Day" Collection For
Tbe Apollo Music club met with
Mr. T. R. Hoyt on Friday after
noon and after Miss Lila Maud Wil
lis, president, had conducted a short
business session, the meeting was
%nrned over to Mrs. M. T. Turner
who was teacher for the afternoon.
The two masters, Haydn and Mo
zart were the subjects and the pro
gram began with the reading of
.hort interesting items by each
member, which the teaeher had pro
rid ?d. "The life and works of
Haydn," was read by Mrs. Leon
Stansell; music, "Gipsy ponds,"
Miss Elise Crouch; 1 Biographical
.ketch of Mozart," Miss Clara Saw
yer; "Fantasia (c major)" Miss Ni
na Ouzt8. These musieal selections
were beautiful and Mrs. Turner ex
plained the characteristics of the
ponds and Fantasia, She also gave
some interesting points on Haydn
and Mozart as contemporaries. The
program closed with a musical se
lection by Miss Willis, which was
rendered with great skill and sweet
? ness by using only the left band in
the execution. After the program
the hostess assisted by Mrs. Fannie
Hoyt, served sandwiches and fra
grant coffee, followed by cake and
eream. The next meeting will be
with Miss Willis.
Saturday, October 81, was ob
. nerved as "work day" by the mem
bers of the Baptist Sunday school,
and on Sunday after the various
collections of the classes had been
taken, the gift amounted to
$52.90, which was sent to the Con
nie Maxwell orphanage.
Mrs. G. P. Cobb has been quite
ill for several weeks but is thought
! to be better ibis week.
Messrs. Charlie Nick orson of Au
gusta, and George Nickerspn of
Columbia, spent the weekend al the
: . some of their mother, Mrs.. .Fannie...
Visitors here last week from
Edgefield were Mesdames W. B. <
Cogburn, A. S. Tompkins, A. M. !
Auld and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hol
Mesdames F. H. Williams and i
E. M. Walker and Miss Orlena
Cartledge spent a part of last week
Mrs. James White is at home
from Florence where she attended
the state convention W. C. T. U.
She visited her daughter Miss Hal
lie White at Coker college, while
The football team of the High
School went to Batesburg on Fri
day to meet the team of the High ,
School and a very exciting game
was played with a score of G to 3
in favor of Batesburg. Quite a nam }
ber of the young people of the town
went to enjoy the game. The basket ,
ball team which Miss Flossie Porter
is coaching meets on Saturday af
ternoon, and has been having sever
al practice games. ,
Messrs. J. K. Allen and Lewis
?Stevena and Misses Mary Lewis
and Emma Blocker were here Wed- '
nesday en route to the state fair.
Mrs. John Browne entertained a
few of her friends on Friday after ^
noon in compliment to her cousin, j
Miss Alma Shell of Laurens. The ,
time was pleasantly spent with this
congenial band of friends, and pro
gressive cards occupied a part of j
the time. During the afternoon the ?
hostess served a delightful repast. .
Prof. J. B. Scott of Aiken was
the guest of his brother, Prof. W.
F. Scott, during the latter part of '
We are authorized to say that,
until Jannary 1, 1915, cotton at 10
.ents a pound will be accepted by
Draughon's college in exchange for
tuition |at college or for a home
study course. Jno. F. Draoghon,
founder of the Dranghon colleges
and a "booster" of the buy-a-bale
movement, has already shown his
faith by his works; hs has paid
eash for one bale. All who hav<3
cotton to sell under the above
proposition should write Draughon's
Practical Business College, Nash
10 cent cotton if you get your
snit and overcoat from ~bF. G. Mer
lins, Augusta, Ga.
School Improvement Associa
At the meeting of the School Im
provement Association on last
Thursday, the following constitu
tion was adopted.
Article 1. The name of this or
ganization shall be "The associa
tion for the improvement of the
Art 2. The purpose of thia or
ganization shall be to unite all the
people of thia community for the
improvement of our school; (l) By
placing io the school facilities for
health, comfort and education, to
gether with objects of beauty. (2)
By planting trees, shrubs and flow
ers on the school grounds; (3) By
fostering and encouraging the
school library; (4) By making the
Behool a centre for the community
by furnishing instructive amuse
Art. 3. ADV person may become
a member without the payment of
Art. 4. The officers of this asso
ciation shall be a president, vice
president, secretary and treasurer,
who shall be annually elected.
Art. 5. This association shall
meet once a month, or oftener, at
the call of the president.
Art. 6. This constitution may be
amended at any annual meeting by
a vote of two-thirds of the mem
The suggestion waa made that
clean up day and arbor day be cele
brated and tue second Friday in
November was selected as the most
The following committees were
appointed, who are asked to b*gin
their service on Friday November
13, clean up day.
Grounds: Mrs. W L Duuovant,
chairman, Mrs. Thomas Rainsford,
Mrs. T J Lyon
Interior: Mrs. J L Mims, chair
man, Mrs. Fannie Tompkins, Mrs.
W O Tompkins. .
Sanitation: Mrs. J G Edwards,
chairman, Mrs. M P Wells, Miss
Hortense Padgett. .-.
Pictures: Mrs. Mamie Tillman,
chairman, Misses Estelle Turner
ind Mamie SiU.
Library: Prof. T J Lyon, Mrs.
R G Shannouhouse, Miss Gladys
Death of Mr. Abner B. Covar.
Saturday afternoon, October 31,
Mr. Abner B. Covar passed away
at his home in south Edgefield.
About three years ago he suffered a
sunstroke and has never been
strong since. For the past year he
was confined to his home almost
continuously. Mr. Covar was at the
time of his death within a few days
of bis 60th birthday.
Mr. Covar was by nature a quiet,
unobtrusive man wbo attended
strictly7 to his own business. He
was understood and appreciated
inost by those who knew bim best.
While he concentrated his time and
efforts upon his own individual in
uerests, which he managed with
signal success, yet Mr. Covar was
ilways found on the right side of
?very qaestion affecting the welfare
of the town ancl county. He was a
model of industry, thrift and fru
gality. Mr. Covar was devoted to
bis home-life and to the inmates of
bis home, and he was likewise a
kind and thoughtful neighbor.
While he never united with any
local church, yet during his illness
he professed faith io God, and
would doubtless have become a
member of somu church had he re
gained his strength.
He is survived by his wife and
two sons, Alfred and Andrew Co
var, four sisters and one brother.
The funeral was conducted from
the Baptist church Sunday after
noon, Rev. J. R. Walker and Rev.
E. C. Bailey officiating.
New Corn Mill.
Mr. Henry Powell has just in
stalled a corn mill in connection
with his carriage and repair shop.
He will be prepared in a few days
to make meal superior to that which
is shipped here from the west. Ow
ing to the convenient location, Mr.
Powell's mill will be a great boon to
hundreds of farmers who have corn
they wish ground into meal and
hominy. Put a . sack of corn on
your wagon when you come to town
and have it ground into meal.
Merry Parry Takes Trip to Au
gusta. Haliow'een Enter
tainment at Home of
Miss Magjrie Deal
Jack Frost visit?e) ns several
times last week and IP ft everything
looking like winter is close at hand.
Mr. Willie White and fami?v
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O.
Mr. and Mrs! J. R. White, Misses
Nenie and Georgia White were the
guests of Mr. Waker Ridlehoover
and family Sunday last.
Mrs. Cindy White from McCor
mick ?pent Saturday night with Mr.
and Mrs. Joe White.
Mr. John Seigler from Plum
']?ranch was the guest of Mr. W.
T. Reynolds last Sunday.
Mips Maggie Medlock spent Sun
day with Miss Leon* White.
Mrs. J. R. White,, Misses Coreen
Walls, Nenie and Georgia White,
went on a pleasure trip to Augusta
last. Wednesday, went through the
country in an automobile. As Mr.
T. K. Cochran, the successful driver
h ?d no bad lack . they reported a
very pleasant visit.
Mr. Hiram Walis and sister, Co
reen., spent Saturday night with the
Misses Coleman, who live near
Mr. and Mrs A, B. Barden were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Jennings, near Plum Branoh last
The Haliow'een party at Miss
Maggie Deal's last Friday night
was a very successful one. Oysters
were sold to a large crowd present.
The time passed off very lively, for
the ghosts and witches visited us" ;
Miss Coreen Wallu was the guest
of Miss Gussie Barden last Sunday.
Messrs. J. S. and T. E. Mann,
went on a business trip to\ Abbe
ville last Saturday.
. - ,i .Aster..:. .
Anniversary Celebration of
Mountain Creek W. M. S.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of Mountain Creek church will
celebrate the a 1st anniversary on
Thursday, November 19, exercises
beginning at 10:30 a. m. Following i
is the program:
Devotional services-Mrs. Y. M.
Address of welcome-Mrs. W. '
Song by members of the society.
Historical sketch of the society, 1
Mrs. J. R. McKittrick.
Some notable women in the his- ;
tory of missions, Rev. J. L. Ouzts.
How to enlist other lady church
members in the society's work, Mrs.
J. L. Mims.
The influence of the W. M. S. ;
on the church, Rev. J. E. Johnson. '
12:30-Recess for dinner.
1:45 p. m. Song service.
Our standard of excellence, Mrs. ;
J. R. McKittrick.
The influence of the society on .
the young people, Dr. D. A. J.
Exercises by the Sunbeams.
The mission study class, Rev. J.
Closing remarks, Mr. R. T. Strom.
The program will be read by
Miss N. E. Lewis, and will be va
ried at intervalb with songs. The
public is invited.
European Governments Buying
Washington, October 25.-Re- !
terring to reports that agents of
the European governments are buy- 1
ing large numbers of horses in the 1
United States for war purposes, '
president Harrison of Southern
Railway company, said to-day:
This is a matter that directly
concerns the farmers of the south.
On account of the great destruction
of horses that is now going on in
Europe, we may look forward to an
active demand for draft animals :
during the war and for some time
after the restoration of peace. The
natural effect of this will be to
bring about higher prices, and this
emphasizes the importance to the
farmers of the south of raising their
own draft animals and not buying
so many horses and mules from the
west as heretofore."
Letter From State Superinten
dent of Education.
Sapt., W. W. Fuller,
Edgefield, S. 0.
-Dear Sir: The re-checkingr of
your annual report bas been a gen
uine satisfaction. I thank yon most
cordially for the fulness and acou-1
raby of this report. The showing
mSde for the county indicates a
healthy growth. I hope, however,
thiat the next few years will bring
increased school revenues. Edge
fiead is below the standard for the
State in supplying a per capita
school expenditure. This deficiency
csfpnot be made up except by local
linear rarai graded school and
term extension applications for
19?4-15 should be filed as soon as
the requirements of the law can be
met. It will be a pleasure to have
you send all these papers in at one
Please write how the Gregg spe
ci.aT tax election resulted. I sincere
ly hope that it carried by a good
If the cotton bond issue is sub
mitted to the people in the general
election, I am coming home to vote
at the court house. If I make this
trip, I hope to confer with you.
?gaiu thanking you, I am
(Signed) J. E. Swearingen,
State Snpt. of Education.
Y. W. A. Meeting.
The Y. W. A. will meet Monday
afternoon November 9, at 3:30
o'clock at the Baptist church.
Subject, Cuba s cry.
Hymn, 4 From Greenland's icy
. Bible study, Eph. 2:14, John 14:
27. Phil. 4:7.
j "Cuba a symbol and prophe
cy;" Helen Dorn.
/ Recitation, "Prayer for peace,"
j "Cuba,- old and new," Anna Hol
"Cuba's cry for light, purity ana
truth," Ruth Tompkins.
Minutes, roll call, collection.
Closing hymn, "Work for the
night is coming."
School Improvement Associa
There will be a meeting of the
school improvement association on
Thursday of this week at 4 o'clock
it the college auditorium. All per
sons interested in this work for bet
tering the environment of our
school are invited to be present.
Special plans will be made for clean
up day on Friday, November 13,
beginning at 1:30 o'clock. Every
body in. Edgefield interested in the
graded and High School are asked t?
.-orne promptly to the school build
ing or send a substitute on that day
md bring everything needed for
mch an occasion.
it Really Does Relieve Rheuma
Everybody who is afflicted with
rheumatism in any form should by
all means keep a bottle of Sloan's
liniment on hand. The minute you
feel pain or soreness in a joint or
muscle, bathe it with Sloan's lini
ment. Do not rub it. Sloan's pene
trates almost immediately right to
the seat of pain, relieving the hot,
tender, swollen feeling and making
the part easy aud comfortable. Get
a bottle of Sloan's liniment for 25c
ot anv druggist and have ii in the
house, against oolds, sore and
swollen joints, rheumatism, neural
gia, sciatica and like ailments. Your
money back if not satisfied, but it
does give almost instant relief.
Encourage Boys and Girls.
It will be woitb while to give the
boys and girls a chance on the
farm. Do not expect them to take
an interest when they are not re
sponsible and when they are not al
lowed to earn and spend for them
selves. A few may take an interest
without the privilege of earning
something for themselves, but many
will not. Men do not like to work
without compensation for their la
bor, neither do children.-Farm &
Woman's Christian Temper
The monthly meeting of the W.
C. T. TJ. will be entertained at the
home of Mrs. Ida Sheppard on Mon
day afternoon, November 9. As this
will be the first meeting of the con
ventional year, it is greatly desired
that each member may be present
in order to understand the plans of
work for the coming year.
There will be music, ?nd an ac
count of the recent state convention
in Florence, one of the best yet
held in South Carolina. Business of
importance will be attended to. The
state of South Carolina has entered
upon a campaign for state wide pro
hibition in 1915, and the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union has
been recognized as a factor in
bringing about the success of this
movement. If there are Christian
women in Edgefield who are not
members of this organization, and
wool J like to cooperate with us
they will be cordial].? welcomed on
Monday afternoon al the home of
Mrs. Ida Sheppard.
Song Recital in Opera House.
Attracted by the announcement
that Signora Carolina De Fabritiis
would give a song recital, a large
number of persons gathered in the
opera house Friday evening. Know
ing of the past achievements of this
very talented vocalist, they went ex
pecting to hear a most charming
program and they were not dis
appointed. From the opening num
ber Signora De Fabritiis was gen
erously applauded, being forced to
respond to repeated encores, which
she did most graciously. In addition
to possessing a most charming voice,
Signora De Fabritiis understands
what to select from her practically
limitless repertoire. The large au
dience which was thoroughly cap
tivated from the beginning did not ?
fail to respond heartily to every
number. The instrumental selection
by Miss Lura Minas, the gifted
pUnist who accompanied Signora,
De Fabritiis was also well received.
Mr. B. F. Sharpton Died at
Mr. B. F. Sharpton died October
28th after several weeks of suffer
ing. He was 77 years of age. In
early life he married Miss Pheeny
Neely of Augusta; Ga. To them
were born two children, Johnnie
who died at age of 9 years, and a
daughter, Addie, who first married
Mr. Serana Parkman and after his
death married Mr. David Timmer
man, who died two years ago. His ,
daughter was with him in his last
Hevoluntered in 1861 and en- ,
listed in (Jo. I, 7th S. C. regiment,
was elected first lieutenant and
served through the entire war,
though he was captured at Gettys- \
burg in July of 1883 and remained
in prison the rest of the war. He
was very popular as an officer and
was a splendid soldier. We aH
loved (Old Black) as we fondly
called him. He died in a mile of
where he was reared.
He leaves beside his daughter
and grandson, Frank Parkman, a
sister, Mrs. John Ellis, and a broth
er, D. W. Sharpton.
G. W. Bussey.
Clark's Hill, S. C.
Death of Mr. Frank Sharpton.
Mr. Frank Sharpton of Clark's
Hill, died Wednesday night after a
lingering illness. His remains will
be interred in the Red Oak Grove
cemetery. He was 79 years old and
was the last Confederate veteran in
this vicinity. He served throughout
the war in the'7th South Carolina
regiment and made a gallant soldier.
For many years Mr. Sharpton
served on the police force in Au
gusta and later on the police force
in Edgefield, S. C.
Oue daughter, Mrs. Addie Tim
merman, of Augusta, and one half
brother, Mr. D. W. Sharpton, of
Clark's Hill survive him.
An Active Liver Means Health.
If you want good health, a clear
complexion and freedom from dizzi
ness, constipation, biliousness,
headache and indigestion, take Dr.
King's New Life Pills. They drive
out fermenting and undigested
foods, clear the blood and cure con
stipation. Only 253 at your druggist.
?Text of Act Making it Unlaw
ful to Plant More Than
One-Third of Land m
South Carolina is the first state
in the South to pass a cotton acre
age redaction law. The act has been
approved bj the governor and sent
to the office of the secretary of
"Constitution or not, we will try
it," wrote the governor on the bill,
after he had officially signed it.
Following is the cotton acreage
redaction act, passed by the general i
assembly and approved by the gov
"Section 1. Be it enacted by the
general assembly of the state of
Sooth Carolina, that it shall be no
la wf al for any person, by himself,
his agents or employes, to plant or
cultivate in this state in any year a
greater number of acres of land in
cotton than one-third of the total
acreage of land planted and culti
vated in all crops by each person in
said year, including grain and fall
sown, crops, planted the preceding
fall or winter.
"Sec. 2. That any person violat
ing the provisions of this act shall
forfeit as a penalty a sam of not
less than $25 nor more than $100
for each and every acre planted or
cultivated in excess of the number
herein allowed, to be recovered in
any court of competent jurisdiction
in aa action or proceeding brought
in the name of the state; and said
penalty wheu recovered shall be
paid over to the county treasurer
for the use of the county in which
the offense was committed. Said
penalty and the cost of the proceed
ing in which the same is recovered
shall be a lien upon all the cotton
orop of the person adjudged to pay
the same subject only to liens ex
isting prior to the passage of this
act and liens for taxes.
?^'Prpvided, That the judgment
for-saiii penalty and cost be entered
and enrolled in the office of the
clerk of court of general sessions
and common pleas as other judg
ments are now allowed to be enter
ed where the recovery is had itt
such court and when so entered
shall constitute a lien on all the
property of the person adjudged to
pay the same, and provided further,
That where the recovery is had in
the magistrate court the judgment
be entered and enrolled with the
same effect in the office of the clerk
of general sessions and common
pleas as judgment of magistrates'
courts are now allowed to be enter
ed and enrolled in said office.
"Sec. 3. That all sheriffs, sheriffs'
deputies, magistrates, constables
and rural policemeu shall be charg
ed with the duty of inspection, the
production of evidence and the
prosecution of violations of this act
and the solicitors are especially
charged with the enforcement here
"Sec. 4. The word 'person' used
in this act shall be held to include
partnerships, voluntary associations
"Sec. 5. This act shall go into
effect immediately upon its approv
The bill was approved October
30 by the governor.
The greatest asset ono can have
is the dt termination to overcome
difficulties and" succeed in whatever
he undertakes. It is not enough that
one have favorable opportunities
for his career. It is necessarv that
he make his opportunities and then
force the difficulties aside and con
quer as a conqueror should.-Farm
Don't Delay Treating Your
A slight cough often becomes se
rious. Lungs get congested, bron
chial tubes till with mncns. Yoar
vitality is reduced. You need Dr.
Bell's'Pine-Tar-Honey. It soothes
your irritated air passages, i loosens
mucous and makes your sys "?m re
sist colds. Give the baby an 1 chil
dren Dr. Bells Pine-Tar-Honey.
It's guaranteed to help them. Ouly
25c at your druggist.