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SENATOR B. E. NICHOLSON
Deestrick Skule Party.
"A little nonsense now and then
is relished by the wisest men."
No school ever' established in
Edgefield has been possessed of such
loyalty and esprit de corps as t^he
Deestrick Skule of fifty years ago.
... When two of the skule decided to
."Xnterthe school of matrimony, the
^others felt that thev must show
?orno evidence of their affection.
. ?Consequently invitations were issued
to each one of the skule, both away
?from Edgefield and. those residing
here, inviting them to a "Big In
fair at Thankful Walpole's house"
.on Friday evening. At 7:30 the hour
appointed, the boys and girls began
to gather, each one bearing some
mysterious packages which they
-deposited in the rear for future
Col. brooks Mayson, alias Napo
leon Bonaparte, and Charity May
flower kepi the skule in livsly mood
till 8 o'clock when the bride and
groom arrived, and were brought in
and made to shake hands all around
with all their skule mates and the
teacher. A greeting was most vo
ciferously given in song by all the
-skule as follows to the tune of
We're glad we went to the Dee
strick school, we.are, we are.
.Good old days of the hickory rule
We are, we are.
Dear playmates all together.
Isaac and Jane went there together,
They, did, they did! .
.And now they're Mr. and Mrs. Led
May happy days attend them!
f raia! Tic-la!
Ulay happy days attend them.
We're glad we live in Edgefield
We are, we are.
Good old town of great renown
-"?Good luck to Jane and Isaac!
Our skule, our skule
We never will forget ye.
After a few words of welcome
from Mr. J. L. Miras, a trustee of
the skule, a grand promenade car
Tied all the children into the dining
mom where they were seated, Prof.
Obadiah Threewitts acting as mas
ter of ceremonies.
The toasts were made by S. M eG.
?Simkins on "The better, half," Col.
Brooks Mayson on * The o.her
half," ''Rule of the h ick? ?rv stick,"
JA. P. Wells; "R^adin' 'Putin and
'Rtthraetic, L. W. Cheathaiu, and
*words of advice were given by
Prof. Threewitts, also well known
as Mr. N. G. Evans. Mr. Si m ki tis
made some very happy remarks and
thauks for the opportunity given
the skule to enjoy such an occasion.
At this juncture everybody was
startled by the announcement from
the teacher that each one '"must go
and fetch" a present for Jane and
Isaac and woe be unto the delin
quent who failed to be prepared.
These are some of the varied and
unnfary selections that the children
brought: John Bull brought from
Henglarn! a pound of native wal
nuts; Napoleon Bonaparte, a milk
pail; Charity Ma\flower, a strainer;
Mtthitabel Bel knap, a sifter; Mr.
Belknap, a molasses pitcher; Sissy
Honeysuckle sent from Augusta a
beautiful linen centerpiece which
she had embroidered with her own
hands; Baby Honeysuckle brought
a kitohen brush; Maria Honeysuck
le, a dust cap; and Bubby Honey
suckle, a gourd and a white rooster.
Patience Peterkin eave an Edgefield
cook book; Freedom Trotwood, a
very nice towel; one of the com
mitteeman a picture; Timothy
Truck,-pie plates; Jeremiah Wins
low,-a bottle of Sloan's liniment to
bind up Isaac's toe; E. J. Mims, a
fork with which he said Jane must
keep peace in the household; .I.ison
Billings, a water pitcher; Experi
ence Bradford a book; Penelope
-Concord, a bottle of turpentine.
REPRESENATIVE J. P. DELAUGHTEB1
head committeeman, a box of paper
and envelopes which he said Jane
' could write to her mother on and
tell if Isaac didn't do to suit her.
Another committeeman brought
towels; Bethiah Puffer, a rollsftir
pin; Jemimy Touch-tone, sent from
Greenville a very dainty boudior
cap and one of her characteristic
messages; Tardy Tommy sent a
clock and quaint message; Ebenez
er Langhorne brought a bread
knife; Charlie Burts, a hearth
broom; Mrs. Antoinette Honeysuck
le, a bunch of straw broom?; Mike
O'Flynn a very nice set of cups and
saucers; Silas a bucket and dipper;.
Thankful Walpole a goose which
she brought in tied ina bag but
whose head protruded tied with the
I most popular color of the day, yel
low. At the sight of the goose, the
?skule was so reminded of last year's
speakin* day that they sang with
great enthusiasm "The old gray
goose's not dead." The last present
Eriven was a whip by Prof. Obadiah
The refreshments was a salad
course with coffee and whipped
j cream, and fruit cream as a second
After the skule repaired to the
parlor, music and conversation of
the lighter vein helped to while
away the remaining time allotted
to this delightful occasion.
The souvenirs were very unique
profile designs with Mother Goose
or Deestrick situle quotations .made
,bx. J^ehitabel?. Belknap, ene of the
smartest girls in the skule.
F. A." M.
Several New Bills.
Just before Senator R. E. Nich
olson left for Columbia Monday af
ternoon in order to be on hand
promptly at the opening of the ses
sion of the legislature Tuesday, we
called upon him to learn what he
had in contemplation for the ses
sion. He stated that he will intro
duce a r?solu ion providing for the
ex.ensnn of the time for paying
tax? s without penalty to March 15
Mr. Nicholson will also introduce a
bill repealing the cotton acreage re
duction law which was passed at
the extra session of the legislature.
He is of the opinion that it was a
piece of unwise legislation. Mr.
Nicholson will again press the pas
sage of the measure which he in
troduced a year ago providing for
un i Co ?rn examination of teachers,
Fo a teacher's certificate will be hon
ored or accepted by any county
board of education in the state. At
present som ? of the counties. Aiken
b"ing among the number, will not
accept certificates (rom teachers who
cone from other counties. This is
not right. Mr Nicholson's bill will
eliminate this confusion and dis
satisfaction. It is also probable that
Mr. Nicholson will be placed in
charge of legislation looking to the
safeguarding of the primary.
We regret that it was impossible
for us to see Representative De
Laughter and Representative Wil
liams before they left for Columbia
Weare confident that both of these
iientlernen will be alert and active,
doing what their best judgment di
rects in looking after the interests
of the people.
Must Pay for Paper.
Judge George Thomas of Colum
bus, Ohio, recently decided that if
a man accepts a paper that is sent
him he must pay for it. The decis
ion was rendered in the case brought
by the Columbus Telegram against
a man for $2.25., The Telegram had
been sent to the man's home and he
had accepted ihe paper. When call
ed upon to pay for it and he refused,
the suit w:is brought. When Judge
Thomas heard the evidence he in
utructed thu jury to bring in a ver
dict for The Telegram.
Judge Thomas rules that the old
common law principle that what a
man received and nstd he was bound
to pay for applied in this issue.
?IREPEESENTATIVE S. T. W ILLIAMS
Happenings Around Red Hill.
The new y?ar Opened up with
clo'tds, rain and mud. I hope it]
will close with sunshine and dust.
The holidays were very quiet.
Quite a number of visitors were in
the community. I wilf'riot mention
ihe names of any for fear that T will
omit some. The boys at Rose Cot
tage spent Christmas at hom?.
Mrs J. VV. Quarles furnished
Rose Cottage with a large turkey
for Christmas. We were remem
bered verv kindly by many on/ottN
friends, for which we retiirn-rt'sny ]
.Mr. Charlie R. Holmes and Miss
Bessie Sehen1, of Edgefield w<?re
married at the bride's home 'Wei
?enday evening, December 30,10l:4,.
by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. We ex
tend to these young people our best ?
Mi?s May West is the assistant
teacher at Flat Rock.
The school here has opened/ up!
for the new year with many new pu
pils. Our teachers are doing goof]
work, and are very popular with
both pupils and parents. Miss Lija.
Lanham is the principtl and Miss
Mary Townes th. assistant
Mr. Evrin Holmes, who has been!
:sick for some weeks, does not im
prove. Hisrriany friends are very
anxious about him.
Mr. H. Ernest Quarles has bought!
out hts partner, Mr. Jasper McDan
iel. : Mr. Quarles is getting readv,j
to open up-a full jine;of new sprin^j
pond's. ' r
Oitr ihOod Doctors. Crafton and.
Whitlock say that the roads are1
pretty bad to travel at night,.and
that it would be a great accommo
dation to them if the people would
wait until the roads get better be
fore they get sick.
Mr. Bub Bu8sey has made a
split-log drag, and has done some
good work near his home. It would
help so much if the farmers would
drag the roads when they begin to
The Sort of Girl to Wait For. I
Th?* girl who is unkind to her j
mother isn't worth a tinker's dog
gone. This im't written in-any part
of the Bible, but it's written in the
history of thousands and thousands
of misfit homes. If one of you boys
ever run across a girl with her face
full ot roses; with eyes that would
dim the lustre of a Colorado sky,
and with a voice that would make]
tho song of an angel seem discor
dant, and she says as she comes to
the door: ul can't go for a few min
utes; I've got to help mother with
the lishes," don't give . her up.
Stick to her like a burr to a mule's
tail. Just sit down on the door steps I
and wait. If she joins you in two or|
three minute'', so much the bette;
but if you have to stay there on the
door step foi half an hour, or an
hour, you just wait for her. If you
don't, somebody else will, and in
time you'll be sorry. ? For you'll
realize what you have lost.
Wait tor her, boy. She's worth
Keep it Handy Foi: Rheumatism.
No use to squirm and' wince and
try to wear out your Rheumatism.
It will wear you ont instead. Ap
ply some Sloan's Liniment. Need
not rub it in-just let it penetrate!
all through the affected parts, re-1
li we the soreness and draw the!
pain. You get ease at once and
feel so much better you want to get
right out and tell other sufferers
about Sloan's. Get a bottle of
Sloan's Liniment for 25 cents of |
any druggist and have it in the
house-against Colds, Sore and
Swollen Joints, Lumbago, Sciatica
and like ailments. Your money
back ii not satisfied, bul it does
give almost instant relief. Buy a
Christmas Tree at Sullivan
(Written for last week.)
Mr. Editor: On Christmas day
Miss Maggie Winn, the teacher of
Sullivan school, had a Christmas
tree which in spite of the bad rainy
weather was a success. Those pre?
.mt were entertained an hour or
more by the children who recited
ind sang beautiful Christmas carols.
Any one could tell they had been
i rained with much patience and
nare. The tree was of holly decorat
ed with pretty Christmas dtcora
ions of all kinds and color. The
room was made dark, then dozens
?f little caniles lit which made
the tree more beautiful indeed* I
nust say it was the prettiest tree
I ever saw. The presents were nu
nereus, among them being a large
vatermelon which was presented to
Vlr8. George Talbert, the^giver be
tig Mr.. Warren Winn her brother.
This was quite an odd present for
This makes the fourth term Miss
Maggie has taught this school. She
is loved by all of her pupils to
whom she is much devoted.
Our expert machinist can pull
you out of the hole when your en
gine, ginnery or other machinery
breaks down. He can also do first
class plumbing. Call on us.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
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LOST: A hoy's gray overcoat oh
the street between the public square
and my home. N. G. Evans.
LOANS: $300 to $5,000 loans
negotiated on improved city prop
erty and farm lands, at six per cent
by. . the Southeastern Mortgage |
Loans Association. Apply to J. B.
Blackwell, Parksville, S. C.
li OR REN T: 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 No. 5, North Augusta, ?
.. The County Treasurer's office will be
open for the purpose of receiving taxes
from the 15th day of October 1914 to
the 15th day of March 1915.
. All taxes shall be due and payable
between the 15th day of October, 1914,
and December 31st, 1914.
That when taxes charged shall nott
be paid by December 31st, 1914, the J
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before I
.February 1st, 1915, the County Auditor]
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to j
the 15th of March, after which time
all unpaid taxes will be collected by
The tax levies for the year 1914 are
For State purposes 6 mills
" Ordinary county 5 "
44 Special county 1 "
44 Cons. school tax 3 44
, . SPECIAL TAX.
44 Antioch S. D. 2 "
44 Pickens Bacon S. D. 4 "
" Pickens Bacon R. R. 3 "
44 Shaw Bacon school 4 "
44 Part Blocker R. R. 12 44
" Part Collier Sp. school 3 "
" Flat Rock S. D. 4 44
44 Oak Grove S. D. . 3 "
44 Prescott S. D. 3 4
44 Red Hill S. D. 4 44
44 Edgefield Pickens school 5 "
44 Edgefield Pickens R. R. 3 "
" Edgefield Pickens Corp'n 10 "
" Edgefield school building 2 44
" Edgefiald Wise school bld'g 2 44
44 Edgefield Wise Corp'n 10 44
*' Edgefield R. R. 11-4 "
44 Edgefield Wise school 5 44
" portion Elmwood school 2 44
gonion Elmwood R. R. 12 "
llrawood S. D. No 38 school 2 "
" Elmwood S.D. No. 3 R. R. 12 41
44 Elmwood Long Cane R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane school 3 44
44 P. Pickens Long Cane R. R. 3 44
44 Hibler S. D'. 3 44 .
44 Liberty Hill S. D. 3 44
44 Johnston S. D; 8 44
44 Johnston R. R. ' 3 44
44 Moss S. D. 3 44
44 Parksville S. D. 4 44
44 Pickens R. R. 3 44
44 Plum Branch S. D. No. 15 5 44
44 Shaw school 4 44
44 Talbert school 2 44
44 Pickens Trenton school 5 44
44 Pickens Trenton R. R. 3 44
44 ?haw Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton R. R. 11-4 44
44 Ward's school 2 44
44 Modoc S. D. 2 44
44 White Town S. D. 4 44
44 Wise R. R. U-4 44
The law prescribes that all male citi
zens between the ages of 18 and 55
years must pay $2 commutation tax or
work six days on the public roads. As
this is optional with the individual, no
commutation tax is included in the !
property tax. So ask for road tax re
ceipt",when you_desire to pay road tax
JAMES T. MI MS,
Co. Treas. E. C.
Half Your Living
Without Money Cost
A right or wrong start in 1915 will
make or break most farmers in the
Cotton States. We are all facing a
crisis on cotton. Cotton credit ls up
set. The supply merchant cannot ad
vance supplies on 1915 cotton. You
must do your best to produce" on your
own acres the food and grain supplies
that have made up most of your store
debt in the past.
A good piece of garden ground,
rightly planted, rightly tended and
kept planted the year round, can be
made to pay half your living. It will
save you more money than you made
on the best five acres of cotton you
ever grew! But it must be a real
garden, and not the mere one-plant
ing patch, in the spring and fall;
Hastings' 1915 Seed Book tells -all
about the right kind of a money-sav
ing garden and the vegetables to put
in it. It tells about the field crops
as well and shows you the clear road
to real farm prosperity, comfort and
independence. IT'S FREE. Send for
it today to H. G. HASTINGS & CO.,
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We have accepted
Ford Automobiles fe
and will have constar
of Touring Cars and
be pleased to show
cars defy Edgefield's
They are an All-tl
We will also carry ?
all parts of the Ford
ders at our Garag? v
to wait to get extiR
Make your auto wan
we will satisfy them i
at reasonable prices.
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Rye Will Not Cause Ewes to
A reader asks: " Will rye, as ?a
winter pasture, cause ewes to losa*
(.heir Iambi-? I have been informed
that rye contains ergot and that thia
eaten by the ewes causes them toy
cast their lambs?''
Green rye eaten by ewes will not
cause the loss of lambs any more
than any other green feed. In fact,
the green feed will be very benefi
cial to the ewes, although of course^,
hungry ewes that have been on dry
leed only, if turned ona largo
growth of green rye might eat
enough to cause this and other ~
Rye sometimes contains ergot,,
but this only occurs in the heads
and not in the green plants. It is
due to the attack of a fungus when. ,
the rye is in bloom, the mass of
ergot taking the place of the kernet
or grain. Large quantities of ergot
may cause the trouble mentioned,
but it is not present in green ry**,
used for grazing during the fall and.?.-.
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