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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
Ed gefield 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
%?nterthe school of matrimony, the
-others felt that thev must show
*ome 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 package? which they
-deposited in the rear for future
Col. brooks Mayson, alias Napo
leon Bonaparte, and Charity May
flower kepi the skule in lively mood
till 8 o'clock when the bride and
^room arrived, and wt-re brought in
and made lo shake hands all around
with all their skule mates and the
teacher. A greeting was most vo
ciferously given in song by all the
?kule 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, wo are.
Dear playmates all together.
Isaac and Jane went there together,
They did, they did!
.And now they're Mr. and Mrs. Led
Mav happv davs attend them!
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
room 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
hilf," ''Rule of the hickorv stick,"
M. P. Wells; "Rtadin' 'Ritiu and
"'Rithmetic, L. W. Cheathaiu, and
words of advice were given by
Prof. Threewitts, also well known
as Mr. N. G. Evans. Mr. Si m ki ns
made some very happy remarks and
thanks 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
snnfery selections that the children
?brought: John Bull brought from
Hen-land a pound of native wal
nuts; Napoleon Bonaparte, a milk
pail; Charity Mayflower, a strainer;
Mehitabel Belknap, a sifter; Mr.
Belknap, a molasses pitcher; Sh-sy
Honeysuckle sent from Augusta a
^beautiful linen centerpiece which
.he had embroidered with her own
hands; Baby Honeysuckle brought
a kitchen brush; Maria Honeysuck
le, a dust cap; and Buv?by Honey
suckle, a gourd and a white rooster.
Patience Peterkin gave an Edgefield
.cook book; Freedom Trotwood, a
very nice towel; one of the com
mitteeman a picture; Timothy
Trucks 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; Jason
Billings, a water pitcher; Experi
ence Bradford a book; Penelope
.Concord, a bottle of turpentine.
REPRESENTATIVE J. P. DELAUGHTEE'I
j head committeeman, a box of paper
I and envelopes which he said Jane
1 could write to her mother on and
tell if Isaac didn't do to suit her.
Another committeeman brought
towels; Bethiah Puffer, a roll site
pin; Jemimy Touchstone, sent from
Greenvilie 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 brooms; Mike
O'Flynn a very nice set of cups and
saucers; Silas a bucket and dipper; j
Thankful Walpole a goose which
she brought in tied ina bag but
whose head protruded tied with the
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
given was a whip by Prof. Obadiah
The refreshments was a salad
course with coffee and whipped
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 skule quotations .made
,b? JMehitaheU Belknap, ene of the
smartest girls tn 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 itt contemplation for the ses
si?>n. He stated that he will intro
duce a r?solu ion providing for the
ex.ension of the time for paying
tax?s without penalty to March 15
Mr. Nicholson will also introduce a
hill 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 fot m examination of teachers,
so a teacher's certificate will be hon
ored or accepted by any county
board of education in the state. At
present som 1 of the counties. Aiken
b"ing among the number, will not
accept certificates (rom teachers who
co.ne 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
gent lernen 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 Colnmbus Telegram against
a man for $2.25., The Teleerram had
been sent to the man's home and he
had accepted the paper. When call
ed upon to pay for it and he refused,
the suit was brought. When Judge
Thomas heard the evidence he in
structed the 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 nst-d he was bound
to pay for applied in this issue.
REPR?SENTATIVE S. T. WILLIAMS
Happenings Around Red Hill.
The new year opened up with
clouds, 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 will riot mention
the names of any fpr fear that T will
omit some. The boys at Rose.Cot
tage spent Christmas at home.
Mrs J. W. Quarles furnished
Rose Cottage with a large turkey
for Christmas. We Were remem
bered very kindly by many ofiniuri
friends, for which we return many
thanks. ' '
.Mr. Charlie R. Holmes.and Miss
Bessie Sehen1, of Edgefield were
married at the bride's home 'Wed
nesday evening, December 30,191:4,
by Rev. J. T. Littlejohn, We ex
tend to these yoting 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 p?-r
pils. Our teachers are doing gobi}
work, and are very popular with
both pupils and parents. Miss Lila.
Lanham is the principal and Miss
Mary Townes th. assistant
Mr. Evrin Holmes, who has been
sick for some weeks, does not im
prove. His many friends are very
anxious about him.
Mr. H. Ernest Quarles has bought,
out his partner, Mr. Jasper McDan
iel. : Mr. Quarles is getting ready,
to open up-a full line of n?w spring
goods. ' vt
Oi?r fcood Doctors . Crafton and
Whitlock say that the roads are'
pretty bad to travel at night,.and
that it would, be a great accomrao,;
dation to them if the people would
wait until the roads get better be
fore they get sick.
Mr. Bub Bussey 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.
The girl who is unkind to her
mother isn't worth a tinker's dog
gone. This ian't written in any part
of the Bible, but it's written in the
history of thousands and thousands
of misfit hornes. 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
the song of an angel seem discor
ilant, and she says as she comes to
the door: "l 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
and wait. If she joins you in two or
ihree minutes, so much the better;
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 for her, boy. She's worth
Keep it Handy For Rheumatism.
No use to squirm and' wince and
try to wear out your Rheumatism.
It will wear you out instead. Ap
ply some Sloan's Liniment. Need
not rub it in-just let it penetrate!
all through the affected parts, re-1
ii *ve the soreness and draw the I
pain. You get ease at once and
feel so much better you want to get
right out an<i 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 il not satisfied, but it does
give almost instant relief. Buy a
Christinas Tree at Sullivan
(Written for last week.)
1 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
irai ned with much patience and
care. 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 candles lit which made
the tree more beautiful indeed. I
nu st say it was the prettiest tree
I ever saw. The presents were nu
uerous, among them being a large
vate?melon which was presented to
Vf rs. George Talbert, the^giver be
ng 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
j you out of the hole when your en
gine, ginnery or other machinery
breaks down. He can also do first
class plumbing. Call oh us.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop.
i Classified Column. !
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LOST: A boy'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
1 Loans Association. Apply to J. B.
Blackwell, Parksville, S. C.
. * 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,
s.<a. iiU. '?.
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.. 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 not
be paid by December 31st, 1914, the
County Auditor shall proceed to add a
penalty of one per cent for January,
and if taxes are not paid on or before
. February 1st, 1915, the County Auditor
will proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent from the 1st of March to
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
44 Special county 1 "
44 Cons. school tax 3 44
44 Antioch S. D. . 2 44
44 Pickens Bacon S. D. 4 "
44 Pickens Bacon R. R. 3 44
44 Shaw Bacon school 4 "
44 Part Blocker R. R. 12 44
44 Part Collier Sp. school 3 44
44 Flat Rock S. D. 4 44
44 Oak Grove S. D. . 3 44
44 Prescott S. D. 3
44 Red Hill S. D. 4 "
44 Edgefield Pickens school 5 44
44 Edgefield Pickens R. R. 3 "
44 Edgefield Pickens Corp'n 10 44
44 Edgefield school building 2 44
44 Edgefiald W13e school bld'g 2 44
44 Edgefield Wise Corp'n 10 44
44 Edgefield R. R. 11-4 44
44 Edgefield Wise school 5 44
44 portion Elmwood school 2 44 1
44 portion Elmwood R. R. 12 44 ,
44 Elmwood S. D. No 38 school 2 44
44 Elmwood S.D. No. 3 R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane R. R. 12 44
44 Elmwood Long Cane school 3 44
44 P. Pickens Long Cane R. R. 3 "
44 Hibler S. D'. 3 "
" 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 "
" ?"haw Trenton school 5 "
44 Wise Trenton school 5 44
44 Wise Trenton R. R. 1 1-4 44
" Ward's school 2 "
" Modoc S. D. 2 44
44 White Town S. D. 4 44
" Wise R. R. 11-4 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 ?-ou_desire to pay road tax.
JAMES T. MIMS,
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 is up
set. The supply merchant cannot ao
van ce 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
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and will have constan
of Touring Cars and I
be pleased to show 1
cars defy Edgefield's 1
They are an All-th
We will also carry a
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to wait to get extra
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we will satisfy them o
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Rye Will Not Cause Ewe? te
A reader asks: "Will rye, as <a .
winter pasture, cause ewes to Josa*~
tbeir lamb.-? I bave been informed
that rye contains ergot and that thia*
eaten by the ewes causes them tov
east their lambs
Green rye eaten by ewes will not
cause the loss of lambs any morer
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 ergots,
but this only occurs in the head*,
and not in the green plants. It is
due to the attack of a fungus whelk ?j
the rye is in bloom, the mass of
ergot taking the place of the kernet
ur 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.
winter.-Progressive Farmer. .
xt To Godliness
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:t Necessities of Us
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ithout your having
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