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^fOL.79. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1914 NO. 37.
Signora De Fabritiit to Giye
Concert. Auxiliary Chapter
Held Meeting New Cen
tury Club Met.
The auxiliary chapter held a very
pleasant meeting with their leader;
? rs. John M obley on Saturday af
ternoon. Plans were laid for their
work and officers elected. President,
Miss Clevie Moyer; vice president,
>Jiss Annie. Holmes Harrison; sec
retary; Miss Essie Lybrand; treasur
er, Miss Bessie. Ford Turner; hie
torian, Miss Frances Turner. Mrs.
Mobley served coffee with whipped
cream, and sandwiches after all
The condition of Mr. M. T. Tur
ner, who bas been critically 511 for
the past three weeks, is considered
favorable, and this is a source of
great pleasure to his many friends.
His son Wallace Turner, who was
at Clemson college was granted a
month's leave of absence by Dr.
Riggs and is now at home with bis
The New Century Club met with
Mis. ll. D. Grant on Tuesday af
ternoon with a full attendance, and
also present were several visitors.
Mrs. W. F. Scott, president, after
calling the meeting to order had
the reports of the officers, which
bein? htard, showed that the club
was actively engagea. The librarian
Mrs. Waters, stabed that another
book had been added to the club
library, 'The Rosary," this coming
from the State. The lesson study
was "Southern authors," and Miss
Gladys Sawyer as leader, made the
letson unusually enjoyable. She
read a letter from "Betsy Hamilton"
(Mrs. Moore), that was interesting.
Mrs. Moore is the mother of Mrs.
W. M. Biggs of Clemson college.
Reading, ^'Betsy's trip to town;"
Mrs. F. M. Boyd; "Joel Chandler
Harri* (Uncle Remus) life sketch
*nd reading," Mrs. H. D. Grant;
"Life sketch . of Alice M?" Rice};
ITS; ,&~xir~\Vlitkt ? 7 :iS??i?e? o? ai r?.
"Wiggs philosophy," club mem
bers; "Reading from Mrs. Wiggs
of ?he cabbage patch," Miss Zena
Payne; "Biograohical sketch of
Bill Arp," Mrs. P. N. Lott; reading,
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky-'' Miss
Clara Sawyer. A half hcrur^""was so
cially spent and the hostess served a
prettily arranged salad course, fol
lowed by coffee with whipped
cream and Neopolitan cake. She
was assisted by Mesdames J. A.
Dozier and W. P. Yonce.
Miss Sadie Gentry lias returned
to Westwood after a few months
stay with her sister, Mrs. Lewis
Mr. H. L. Eidson was a visitor to
Hephzibah, Ga., ?recently.
Miss Emma Bouknigbt entertain
ed the Bridge club on Wednesday
afternoon in a delightful and infor
mally happy manner.
Mr. Bartow Walsh of Sumter
has joined his \ family here, who
have been staying at the home of
Mrs. Walsh's father, Mr. W. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Elzie LaGrone are
receiving congratulations over the
arrival of a sweet blue-eyed little
Mr. Beattie Roland of Greenville
spent a few days of the past week
in the home of his niece, Mrs. J.
L. Walker, coining to visit his only
brother, Mr. W. T. Roland. .
Miss Lila Maud Willis will en
tertain the Apollo music club on the
afternoon of Friday, December 4,
instead of the 27ih.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blount, Sr.,
of Fairfax will make this place iheir
home, being domiciled in the home,
of their son.
Miss Ella Mobley who spent the
summer at Orangeburg with her sis
ter, Mrs. M. ?. Siftly has returned
to her home here
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, D.
of C" will pack a Thanksgiving
basket on the morning of the 27th,
which the members will take that
day to the inmates of the County
Home. The contributions, will be
sentto the home of Miss Clara Sawyer.
Thauksgiving Day will be ob
served here and a union service be
b'-Id at the Methodist church, the
sermon to be preached by Dr. A.
The Italian prima donna, Signo
ra Carolina De Fabritiis, who is
now in Edgefield has consented to
come under the auspices of the
Auxiliary chapter, D. of C., and
give a recital, this to be within the
Trotter's Conduct Accountei
Almost everything can be ex
plained. The explanation of Trot
ter's insolence to President Wilsoi
is painfully simmie. He bad beei
coddled by the nnrlfiah .Denocrac;
While the recent campaign wa
in progress W. M. Trotter, the ne
erro who offended the president an<
who conducts a weekly newspape
in Boston, whose mission is to wip
ont the color line, addressed letter
in advance to the several candidate
for office, in which he put to then
a number of questions. The lette
"Bear Sir:-At the 7th annua
meeting of the National Indepen
dent Equal Rights League, held ir
New York City September 7-9
1914, in the address to the country
thin was said:
"We advise colored voters to lool
into the records of every Congress
man up for re-election to make ar
issue of the color segregation prac
ticed by certain cabinet offieers^nc
encouched in bills already introduc
ed in Congress. Find out when
each candidate stands on these anti
Negro bills and the anti-intermar
riage bill and act accordingly.
"In pursuance of this vote of th<
League, the Massachusetts branch
hereby publicly asks you what yom
attitude is and what it will be il
elected on the matters above re
"ist. Will you, if elected, seek tc
prevail upon the Secretary of tb?
Treasury and the Postraaster-Gener
al and the President to abolish such
segregation of colored government
employment as has been instituted
under them as to rest-room, eating,
working and toilet facilities?
"2nd. Will you use your influ
ence, voice and vote against bills to
segregate colored clerks and.to-es
tablish Jim-Crow cars in the Dis
trict of Columbia?
"3rd.j Will voa; ns? your ..mfitv.
eTice,'frand"voice and vote against
bills making it a crime for colored
and non-colored persons to marry
in the Distriot of* Columbia?
u4th. Will you favor the enforce
ment of the 14th and 15th amend
ments now notoriously nullified io
"An early answer will be apore
Yours for equality of citizen
Wm. Monroe Trotter, Sec.
Every Democratic candidate quo
ted, including Governor Walsh, re
plied in the affirmative to all the
questions, and here is a sample let
ter from the Honorable Francis J.
Horgan, Democratic candidate for
Congress from the Eleventh Mas
''William Monroe Trotter, Esq.,
Secretary Mass. Branch of the
National Independent Equal
"Dear Mr. Trotter-Your com
munication s,d dressed to me as can
didate for Congress in the Eleventh
Massachusetts congressional dis
trict, has been duly received by
"I have noted carefully your
questions, and I beg leave to sub
mit the following replies:
"If elected, I will exert my influ
ence and bend my best energies to
induce the Secretary of the Treas
ury, the Postmaster General and the
President to abolish segregation of
colored govermental employes in re
lation to rest room, eating, work
ing and toilet facilities.
"2nd. I will use my influence,
v rice and vote against the bills to
segregate colored clerks, and to re
establish Jim-Crow cars in the
District of Columbia.
"3rd. I will oppose most vigor
ously bills making it criminal for
colored and non-colored to marry in
the District of Columbia or any
part of the county, so far as na
tional legislation may affect this
"4th. I certainly will do every
thing in my power to assure the en
forcement of the provisions of the
14th "and 15th articles of ameno-,
ment, which guarantee equal privi
leges and justice to people of all
races, colors, or various conditions
"I call your attention to the fact
that, as a member of the committeb
on Federal Relations of the Massa
chusetts legislature during the ses
sion of 1914, I actively favored
your resolutions on these questions,
MT. ZION COMMUNITY.
Planting Large Grain Crop.
School Flourishing. Thanks
Mr. Garner 111.
The farmers in this community
neem cheerful in spiteutof haifd
times, and ire preparing to remedy-j
the condition as much as possible
by planting a large grain crop. ?frj
sounds good to hear so much talk
of sowing wheat, something we
have not heard in years.
Our school is doing well under
the management of Miss Mamie
Cheatham. She is planning some
improvements for it, and for til?ft
purpose has aimt out invita&ons t$
; a lunch'-party to be given at the
school house on the evening of next
Thursday, Thanksgiving day. The
young people of this community are
anticipating much pleasure on tu iv
occasion, and hope that many of
their young friends from adjoining
neighborhoods will favor them b^'
tbeir presence. Come girls, andi
bring Thanksgiving boxes, and come
boys and show your thankfulness
for th* delightful entertainment
which you will enjoy that night.
Mr. Sam Garner, for more thar|
a week, bas lain critically ill at hin
home near here. A slight improve?:
ment in his condition gives rise to
the hope that bis life may still be
prolonged for a while longer.
Mrs. Mayson, from near Cal liso
has been down visiting her sis
Miss Fannie Sullivan.
The family of Mr. W. A. Pardni
and Miss Mamie .Cheatham, spent
day last week at the home of
Will Pardue, near Johnston.
On last Sunday, Mt Zion ob
delegates to send to the union mei
ing, which meets at Hardy's charo
These ?re, .Messrs. Monroe Padgett
Willie Murphy, Tommy Whitlock;
W. J. Gaines.
Death of a Confederate Vet
The announcement was received
here Sunday of the death of Mr. J.
H. A. Williams which occurred at
his home in the Philippi section
Saturday. Several days after the
election Mr. Williams, accompanied
by Mr. L. V. Claxton, came up to
Edgefield and was very cordially
greeted as usual by his fiiends here.
Soon after returning to his home he
became a victim of pneumonia. Mr.
Williams had practically recovered'!
from this dread disease, however,
when some form of heart trouble!
manifested itself, which was the im
mediate cause of his death.
Mr. Williams made an honorable
record as a Confederate soldier and
since the war he has always taken
an active interest in the things that j
are dear to the heart of the Con
federate veterans. He was a man of i
sterling qualities. He was honored
and greatly beloved not only in his
immediate community but wherever
he was known everybody bad a kind
word for him. Mr. Williams was a j
member of Philippi church and his
pastor, Dr. A. T. King, officiated
at the funerals The Masons also par
ticipated in the ceremony.
Our machinist is an experienced
plumber and can repair gins, en
gines, boilers and ali kinds of ma
chinery. When in need of an expert
machinist call on us.
Edgetield Auto and Repair Shop.
and took charge of the matter upon
the floor of the senate.
Francis J. Horgan.
It is a far cry from Massachu
setts Democracy to South Carolina
The kind of Democracy in New
York that fights Tammany is of a |
kidney with that of Massachusetts.
Its spokesman, tbe New York
World, for which we have always
had as much contempt as for the
Hearst journalistic abortions, was
quoted and commended as a great
Democratic paper quite recently by
a number of South Carolina journals
when it was applauding repudiation
of a plank of the Baltimore plat
form, but those same journals now
are quito silent as to the World's
denunciation of President Wilson's
stand at the Trotter interview as
"Jim Crow statesmanship."-Green
Secretary Breedin Gives Reasons
, for Bringing Prohibition
Question Before the
I Next Legislature,
I Tho General Assembly* will be
["Asked 'to'call an election on the pro
hibition question next'September:
[ Mr. J.K. Breedin, secretary of
$be movement, has given out the
; following interview:
'The prohibition movement is a
&jrrnely one for South Carolina just
5iow because in every community I
have visited I find that money can
foe had for whiskey, when nothing
#an he secured on accounts. A mer
chant of lower Caro.ina, remarked
?Ome daya ago that the dispensary
in the little town in which he lives
stakes in more money than all the
Many former supporters of th-J dis
ipeosary are torday championing pro
hibition for this reason. I do noi
?r?gard that as the hiphe t motive
Tor espousing prohibition, but it, i
Wlound one and ia worthy of our
"It seems to me that the vicious
blind tiger can be handled better
ilnder absolute prohibition than
fywwrwise beciuse the possession of
liquor would raise a strong pre
sumption of illegal sale and put the
.jjffioers on guard. The tiger is not a
prohibition byproduct, for he
flourished in the days of the state
dispensary. In Clarendon county I
have known two state constables to
be kept busy hunting tigers while
the dispensary was selling tweive
hundred dollars a day, during some
seasons. With the dispensary gone
tbe cohstables are also removed, a
fact which makes some tigers a bit
bold and brazen-! But h is, it is
difficulty make out a case ot illegal
H?te. lf,:^owever, there wjre no le
fal saleKth? law-breaker, .would be
??i:c io. it to carry on;bjff3^i^J
*i?early every suspect I have seen is
either a negro or a man of no great
cunning. We are not fighting a
great well organized and astutely
directed system; but a number of
low characters who take advantage
<?f our confusion, or want of pur
pose, to buy whiskey in regular
channels. I believe that the problem
will be simplified if the legislature
enacts what we shall ask, with a
submission of the question to th?
"While matters of law enforce
ment and business may suggest the
wisdom of prohibition, I think we
may regard the sale of liquor as a
grave social peril aud one to be solv
ed by elimination. .
"When Virginia denies even per
mission to sell whiskey it is time
for us to think about our great
state yet having liquor in some
counties, not only with the sanction
nf thc state, but as a part of our
government. Russia, a nation yet
in mediaeval development, forbids
the sale of vodka from which it has
received 500 millions a year. We
have no czar either %o impose bur
dens, or decree reforms, but we ask
our legislature to submit this ques
tion to the voters next September,
[ so that every citizen may speak for
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our Edge
field friends, both white and col
ored, for their thoughtful kindness
bestowed in so many ways during
the late illness of our brother,
George Youngblood. We ire also
deeply grateful to the kind friends
who sent the numerous and very
beautiful floral tributes, so expres
sive of their regard for our loved
Brothers and Sisters.
Try This for Your Cough.
Thousands of people keep cough
ing because unable to get the right
remed.y. Coughs are caused by iu
fl a ma ti on of throat and bronchial
tubes. What you need is to soothe
this inflammation. Take Dr. King's
New Discovery, it penetrates the
delicate mucus lining, raises the
phlegm and quickly relieves the con
gested membranes. Get a 50c bottle
from your druggist. Dr. King's
New Discovery quickly and com
pletely stopped my cough writes J
R Watts, Floydale, Texas. Money
back if not satisfied, but it nearly
Third Division Missionary Mee
The first of the division meetin
as arranged by the executive coi
raittee at Edgefield in October, w
held at Modoc on Saturday last, t
21st, with Mrs G. M. Sexton
Plum Branch as dividion preside
It was a'very cold day, bat
spite of that, a very fair numb
were in attendance from Clari
Hill, Modoc, Pi nra Branch, Edp
field and other places. It was ve
much regretted that on account
a misunderstanding, the Red O?
Grove society did not hear in tin
to be represented at the meeting.
Besides the regular delegate
this division was greatly honored i
having there our beloved misBioi
aries, Mr. and Mrs. John Lake, an
Mrs. Tillman, vice president of t^
western division of South Carolin:
and Mrs. W. E. Lott, president (
Edgefield association W. M. S. Ti
program had been arranged befor
hand by Mrs. Sexton, who preside
very efficiently and graciously ovt
the meeting. The devotional se
vice was conducted by Mrs. G. I
McDaniel, president of the Modo
The welcome was most cordial!
of ade by Mrs. M. E. Walker lead?
of Modoc Sunbeams and a pionee
worker in the association. The re:
ponse was very appropriately mad
by Mrs. W. f?. Blackwell of Plur
Mrs. S. Tv Adams of Clark'
Hill was elected secretary of th
meeting, and the roll of the socie
ties included in the 3rd divisio:
Personal service, ona of the de
panments of the W. M. U , was di?
cussed by Mrs. W. E. Lott am
Mrs. R. E. Coleman, the latter o
Plum Branch. Mrs. Lott said tba
a great deal of personal work wa
being done, bat the habit of i'e
cording it had not been formed
and Mrs. Coleman , dwelt upon th.
?a?^Tt??cH ia fid-.- val ne of this.'ser
The mission study class was tnt
next subject, Mrs. Lake saying tba
haying been away from America sc
long, she did not know how to giv<
practical suggestions, but that sui
knew how much information hai
been derived from these classes it]
reference to. foreign missions, ano
of what advantage it was.
Just at this hour a very sad an
nouncetnenr was made; that the fu
neral of little Ruth, the seventeen
months daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Walter llolstou of Augusta would
take place iu the Modoc church.
The ladies all remained and took
part iu this sad occasion.
At the recess, a most bountifu
luncheon was served in the church
and the splendid hospitality around
this festal band made the traveller:
forget the cold outside, and the
Ai the , re-assembling of the af
ternoon session, the subject of "Ap
portionments and how to meet
them" was discussed by Mrs. W.
E. Lott and Mrs. Mamie - N. Till
Mrs. Tillman made an interest
ing report of the recent convention
of the W. M. U. in Newberry
which she had attended.
One of the best talks of tte ? meet
ing was made by Mis. C. L. Har
per, president c f the Plum Branch
society, ou "Enlistment of mem
Plans for Christmas offering was
discussed by Mrs. M. E. Walker
and Mrs. John Lake.
Another very interesting illus
trated talk was made by Mrs. S. T.
Adams, on periodicals, bringing
with her samples of all our Baptist
magazines aud papers.
An obituary committee of this
division was appointed, consisting
of Mrs. J. T. Griffis, Mrs. H Banks
and Mrs. A. V. Bussey. The duty
of this committee is to record the
death of any members in this di
vision and prepare abort sketches
of their lives to be reported at the
annual meeting .which takes place
next August at Clark's Hill.
Before the meeting closed Mrs.
S. T. Adams of Clark's Hill and
Mrs. Mamie Tillman of Edgefield
extended very appropriate and kind
ly words of gratitude for the de
lightful hospitality of the Modoc
The time and place of an enthu
siastic division rally was decided
upon to take place the last Thurs
day in April at Plain Branch.
Mr. and Mrs. Lake were both
Miss Salter Entertained Ansi*
Hary Very Beautifully. Col. .
and Mrs. S. B. Mays
Missf Gracie Salter entertained thc
girlsjAuxiliary at ber home on Sat
urday afternoon in a most delight*
fal manner and the dainty and de
licious refreshments the young hos
tess served were much enjoyed.
These girls should consider them
selves fortunate to be under'the
guardianship of that sweet christian
wom?n Mrs. Anna Eidson.
Mr. Edward Fitch from Charles
ton was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Austin Clark during the past week.
Mrs. Pearce Sims from New
York city :s the guest of Mrs. T. P.
That gentle and lovable woman
Mrs. Emma Atkins ?'irom Ropers, is
visiting relatives in Trenton. A
warm welcome is alvrays in waiting
for her. \
Mr. and Mrs. D., R. Day and
Mrs. P. ti. Day spent the week-end
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ste
vens of Belvedere.
The presence of little Kathrine
Marah at school agair is causing
genuine happiness among her
friends. This dear little girl has
been detained at home for more
than a month on account of sick
Mr and Mrs Willie M'ller and !
Dorothy who spent the week-end .in
Columbia have returned home,
Mr and Mrs S B Mays of the
Horns' Creek section will entertain
at a very sumptuous Thanksgiving
dinner-and among the honored;
guests will be Mr and Mrs K F
Mays and Miss Palmer from Wash'
ingtonj'-J). C. ,
Mrs Leila Leppard and Mrs W
M Leppard from 'Colarabia will re- .
turu to their old. home and their
D. A: Rj phapter for Thanksgiving -
Mrs Austin Clark and Miss Co
rinne Clark speut Saturday i J Co
Mr Walter Smith has many
friends who sympathize with mm
iu the heavy loss he sustained ou
.Sunday night when bis gin house
and several bales of cotton and all
of his seed were consumed by fire.
Mrs White from Louisville, Ga.,
is visiting ber daughter Mis L D
Crouch. Mrs White is a very
charming and entertaining woman.
Her account of the recent conven
tion in Albany of the Federation at
which she was a delegate is very
exciting and intensely interesting.
Mr and Mrs Randolph Sweariu
gen and little Wilmer have been on
a visit to Mr and Mrs Cooper of
Mi J D Mathis and J D Jr., will
join a party for a Thanksgiving
hunt at Ropers, with Mr S W Mil
ler as host.
The Tomato Club.
The work of the tomato club
girls ended for the year by presen
tation of following prizes in the
school auditorium last week:
For best work done in the field
with tomatoes, Lois Mims, first
For second best, Mary DeLoach
For best display of canred fruits,
vegetables, preserves, eic, Lydia
For second best, Willie Peak a
$4.00 gold ring.
For best display of tomatoes put
up in glass jars Lydia Brunson
There were about twenty girls in
the club and all did very creditable
work. Geneva Quarles and Miry
DeLoach deserve special mention
for their display of canned fruits
and vegetables although they did
not win the prize.
called upon to talk, and very kindly
consented to do so, giving great in
spiration by their presence.
The consecration service at the
close was led by Mrs. Lake, her
scripture being "Go ye into all the
world and , preach the gospel to
every creature." Other prayers were
led by Mrs. Lake and Mrs. Lott.
The day altogether was pronouncsed
a great success by all who attended,
aud the 3rd division bas already
proven tue hospitality of the con
tinued advantage of these occa
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