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McDuffie county was carried in
the election December 29 by a con
siderable majority in all three coun
ties, Edgefield. Greenwood and Ab
beville. In Edgefield the vote was
293 for and 23 against: in Abbe
ville 375 for and (51 against., and in
?Greenwood, 51 for and 13 against.
Buildings Will be Sold.
At a recent meeting of the true-j
tees of the school property it was
.decided to offer for sale the wood
building formerly used for the gra
bed school, using the money to im
prove the High School building.
Anyone desiring to purchase either J
-or botb of the buildings should con
fer with Hon. John C. Sheppard or |
Prof. T. J. Lyon.
Mks Tompkins Entertained.
Miss Ruth Tompkins proved a
?charming hostess Wednesday even
ing, at which time her borne on
Main street was thrown open to
many of her friends. A game of I
bridge was the leading feature of j
the evening's entertainment. A
pleasant social half hour followed
the contest, during which , refresh
ments were served.
Messrs. Collett & Mitchell have
added a grocery department to their
store, haying recently placed large
orders for fancy groceries of all
kinds. Many new goods have ju??tj
been received and others are yet to ]
follow. This firm solicits a share of
.your patronage. Prompt attention
will be given to all orders. When \
yon need groceries calli for tele
phone No. 8 and quick response j
?will be given.
A Bridge Party.
Misses Emily and Lillie Adams
.entertained with an auction bridge
party Wednesday evening. At the
.close of the game, before leaving
the card tu ble, an interesting con
test was held. Each young man and
yoong lad\ was given a pencil and
sheet of paper upon which to write
a description of their partner. The ?
-descriptions were original and ex
ceedingly amusing. The hostesses j
served a salad course.
Younger Set Entertained.
Miss Helen Dorn entertained the
,. ^embers of the ^onnger, set very
: pleasantly it her home on Jeter
k ?treet Friday evening. There was
; a mingling of the Christmas and
New Year spirit on this occasion,
making it one of unalloyed pleas
ure for all who were honored with
invitations. Several exciting games
afforded much real phasure for
those who participated in them. Be
fore the departure of her guests the J
hostess served ambrosia and fruit
Death of Little Child.
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Strom
have the sympathy of their friends
in all parts of the county in the
death of their little two-year old
son, Charlie Byrd Strom, who died
December 22, being ill only a few
-days. Little Charlie wss au exceed
ingly bright and interesting child.
He was not only the idol of the
home but was petted by many]
friends and neighbors who seemed
almost as devoted to the little f?l
as his parents. The little form was
laid co rest in Gilgal cemetery.
A Welcome Service.
Having accepted the resignation
-of the former teacher of the mill
school, the management elected
Miss A. D. Bryan of Sumter to
take charge. Miss Bryan has arrived
and entered upon her duties Mon
day morning. Monday evening a
welcome service was held for Miss
Bryan in the school building. Short
talks were made by Rev. J. R.
Walker and Mr. L. P. Hollis, who
has the supervision of the schools
and welfare work of the Parker
mills, and several other. Miss Bryan
recited an appropriate selection and
also made a brief response to the
words of welcome. Miss Bryan will
be in the home of Mrs. Milton Par
ker while in Edgefield.
Death of Mrs. Sharpton.
Mrs. W. C. Sharpton died early
Friday morning-, January 1, at her
home in Edgefield. The funeral
was conducted at the Southside
Baptist church Saturday afternoon
and the interment took place in the
village cemetery. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. P. B. Lanham,
assisted by Rev. J. R. Walker.
Mrs. Sharpton was a good woman
who was devoted to ber home. She
was a member of the Southside
Baptist church and was a regular
attendant upon all of the services of
her church. She leaves her hus
band and a little adopted daughter.
Three little nephews of her husband
also resided with Mr. and Mrs.
Mt. Zion School Won Prize.
The trastees, teacher and patrons
of Mt. Zion school are to be con
gratulated upon their winning- one
of the prizes awarded by the South
Caroliua Rural School Improve
ment association for the greatest
improvement made upon the school
grounds and building during the
past year. The prize was $25 in
cash. Miss Mamie Cheatham is the
teacher of this school and is doing
exceedingly satisfactory work, using
in the best possible way the splen
did equipment which haa been given
her. We commend the patrons of
this section for the loyal manner in
which they are supporting their
school. The people of every com
munity should realize that no sacri
fice is too great for their school.
B. R. Tillman, United States
senator, and James F. Byrnes, con
gressman from the second district,
announce a competitive examina
tion to select two principals and al
ternates for appointment to the
United States Naval Academy at
Annapolis. This examination will
be held in Columbia in the office of
the state superintendent of educa
tion, John E. Swearingen, January
All applicants must be between
the ages of 16, and 20 years and
mus? have been bona fide residents
of the state or district for at least
two years immediately preceding
For full information relative to
the scope of the examination appli
cants should address J. E. S wear i n
gen, who will be glad to mail them
the rules and regulations of the
Naval Ac?demy governing such ap
As the result of this examination
the applicant making the highest
average from the state at large will
be given Senator Tillman's appoint
ment, and the applicant making the
highest average from toe second
congressional district will be given
Congressman Byrnes' appointment.
The Holiday Season Pleasantly
Spent at Mt. Zion.
On Monday December 28th Mr.
William Garner of this community
was married to Mrs. Eva Thompson
of Beech Island.
Mr. Toney Jackson of Granite
ville, a senior at the Citadel, ?pent
a day during the holidays hunting
with his classmate Mr. Ben Gaines.
He was accompanied by Mr. Quilla
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pardue and
family spent several days during the
holidays with relatives of the latter
Mr. W. A. Whitlock with his
sisters, Misses Ruth and Grace
Whitlock from Kitchings Mill,
were over last week to see their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Whitlock. Dr. and Mrs. Girard
Whitlock from Red Hill, were also
with them during Christmas.
Mr. Ben Gaines ?viii leave today
to resume his studies at the Citadel.
Miss Mamie Cheatham has re
sumed her school duties since the
Miss Mary Gaines who is teach
ing the Floyd school, in our neigh
boring districtjgave a Christmas tree
for the the children of her school
Friday evening, December 25. The
occasion was exceedingly pleasant,
every feature proving to be a splen
did success. The attendance was
larg? and all thoroughly enjoyed
the exercises. It afforded much joy
to the older persons present to see
the beaming faces of the children
as the presents were distributed.
Woman's Christian Temper
Monday afternoon was the regu
lar time for the meeting of the W.
C. T. U. with a New Year and mis
sionary program. Mrs. W. E. Lott
was the hostess on this occasion and
was honored by having in her home
the largest meeting held iu quite a
The devotions were" led by Mrs.
J. W. Peak, who read in that con
nection a beautiful New Year poem
written by Rev. John Lake.
A heautiful and appropriate reci
tation was given by little Jeanette
Ti ram ons said so effectively that it
imprMs^ed everyone with her own
gifts and the beauty of the poem.
Mrs. Tillman gave Miss Anna
Gordon's New Year greeting to the
union, and Miss Eliza Mims sang
that heart searching and comforting
song, '"In the secret of His pres
ence." Miss Florence Mims gave the
selection, "Old year memories."
The missionary part of the pro
gram was ??iven by Mrs. Rainsford
in clippings and other information
in regard to the effects upon mis
sions of the present war, as com
pared with the retarding of mi6- j
8ionary enterprise or? account of the
ravages of alcohol. The information
was instructive and suggestive.
Mrs. Shannonhouse who has so
unselfishly aided by her voice in
many of these meetings, was pres
ent and sang- that quaint, but beau
tiful selection, "O heart of mine."
The souvenirs were hand made
and consisted of a New Year calen
dar on one side of which were the
pictures of distinguished W. C. T.
TL women or other prohibition
workers and verses of encourage
ment and hope for the New Year.
At the close of the program, the j
hostess served sandwiches with
coffee and whipped cream and white]
Mrs. Cogburn announced at the
close of the reading of the minutes
read by the secretary Mrs. W. A.
Hart, that the box to the Door of
Hope had been sent, valued at
$19.00 and two dollars in money
for which thanks had been received.
Deny yourself some gratification
of the body such as sleep, idleness
etc.,and come to Sunday school,
and preaching next Sunday. Edge
field Methodist church-Sunday
school 10:30, preaching 11:30 and
a sermon at V :30 with picture il
J. R. Walker.
Came to Edgefield Thirty-Seven
Rev. W: T. Hundley filled the
Baptist pulpit last Sunday, preach- j
two inspiring sermons, morning and
evening. Thirty-seven years ago last j
Sunday he came to Edgefield from
Virginia, where he had been
serving a country church as a young
minister. Last Sunday morning he
preached the same sermon that, he
preached when he entered upon his
ministry here 37 years ago, using
the same manuscript which has |
been made yellow hy age. Mr.
Hundley referred to the many chang-1
es which have taken place since he
came to Edgefield for the first time,
there being only about a dozen per
sons now living who were members
of the church then. These and other
friends of Mr. Hundley in the com
munity gave him a very idfeotion
ate greeting Sunday morning. Since
Mr. Hundley served the Edgefield
Baptist church as pastor he has
served other prominent churches in
this and other states, having recent
ly resigned as pastor of the Baptist
church at Beaufort. He will rest for
a year before accepting another
field, spending most of that time
with his nephew in Rome, Ga.
Call to Prohibitionists.
Prohibitionists of Edgefield
County: ' --_-*-f
Never before has the outlook fof
prohibition been so promising; In
every county of the state there are
men at work circulating the peti
tions for the referendum. Four coun
ties have already called for addi
tional blanks, these being Laurens,
Darlington, Marlboro and Claren
That prohibition can prohibit and
will prohibit when we have faithful
men in office, is proved by the ex
ample of Russia, and the experience
of Kansas. This great corrective
measure was imposed upon the pto
pie by the Czar, and the benefits
have been so apparent that we may
expect it to continue in force per
manently. (In The Outlook of De
cember 1G, is a fine study of pro
hibition, which I very earnestly
commend to your consideration.)
Our temperance forces are united
in the demand for prohibition. We
favor the petition for a referendum
because the legislature will be much
more ready to grant a referendum
thereby submitting the question to
the people, than to enaot a law out
right, without a clearly expressed
demand by the people; furthermore,
a campaign for prohibition will be
not only educative, but will evoke
a compelling sentiment for prohibi
tion which will tend powerfully to
ward the enforcement of the law.
This is our time, and we must
not leave any step un taken which
will contribute to a happy issue.
We are opposing a business deep
ly entrenched and heavily armed.
For our success we must have the
unstinted co-operation of all who
Yours very sincerely,
J. Ki Breed in,
Columbia, S. C.
Beautiful Tribute to M rs. Roper.
The announcement of the death
of Mrs. Ellen Roper on Sunday
morning last brought sorrow to thc
hearts of those who have always
known and loved her. She was the
widow of the late Mr. John D. Ro
per and during her married life she
lived here where she was universally
beloved and popular, for no one
could come under her influence
without being attracted by her gen
tle, refined and winning manner and
it can truly be said that none knew
her but to love her, none named
her but to praise her. Of recent
years she made her home with her
devoted daughter Mrs. C. D. Brown
of Abbeville and it was there she
entered into rest after an illness of
eight months during which time she
bore her intense suffering with a
calmness and resignation truly won
derful. Mrs. Roper has always been
a devoted member of the Presbyte
rian church and her remains were
brought here and the funeral servic
es conducted from her own church,
by Rev. E. C. Bailey after which
she was tenderly laid to rest by her
husband in the Ebenezer cemetery.
She leaves four desolate and heart
broken children, Mrs. C. D. Burns,
Mrs. Ethel Nichols, Messrs. Jule
and Bob Roper. To them in this
dark hour we offer our tenderest
"Sleep on beloved one, sleep well!.
God's sweetest seraphs guard thee
Till to thy precious dust the words
Awake, the day breaks and the
shadows flee. "
Trenton, S. C.
We have added a grocery depart
ment to our business and solicit
Collett & Mitchell.
I Classified Column.*
LOANS: $300 to $5,000 loans,
negotiated on improved city prop-1
erty and farm lands, at six per cent,
by the Southeastern Mortgage)
Loans Association. Apply to J. B.
Blackwell, Parksville, S. C.
* OR RENT: Residence of seven
rooms and pantry, near High School.
Well on back piazza, and all neces
sary out buildings. Apply to J. L.
WANTED-Cows with young,
calves, or will rent some cows for]
three months. Address: R. F. D.
No. 1, Box Ne. 5, North Augusta,
Free Flower Seed.
Tells You About lt
If you are engaged in farming, or
if you plant only vegetables or flow
ers, you cannot afford to be without
the big catalogue published fresh and
new every year by the great South
ern seed house, H. G. Hastings &
Company, of Atlanta, Ga., and sent ab
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home and a pleasure to wives and
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This catalogue tells you, too, about
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our own 3,200 acre farm. It tells
about the best seeds of all kinds for
planting in the South. It should ba
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3 sincere tha:
fiends and p
is of ninetee:
d wish for all 8
A MERCILESS JUDGE.
One Who Shows No Favor.
A merciless judge is Father Time.
Before him the weak and the want
ing go to the wall. Only the truth
can stand. For years the following
statement from an Edgefield resi
dent has withstood this sternest of
Mrs. K L Lowe, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "My back had
bothered rae for months and I be
came weak and all run down. From
other symptoms, I knew that my)
kidneys were* at fault and as Doan's
kidney pills had rid another of my
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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANA?RY 6, 1915