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VOL. 79. EDGEFIELD, S. C., W]^^^> JANAURY 27, 1915 NO. 45.
Observed Lee and Jackson Day.
Death of Mrs. Seigler. Apol
lo Music Club Met With
Miss Zena Payne.
Lee and Jack son day was observ
ed here by the Mary Ann Buie
.chapter, D. of C., on last Friday
^"afternoon, the occasion being held
in the horne of Mrs. J. A. Dozier.
.The chapter historian, Mrs. O. D.
Black opeued: ihe meeting with the
Ritual, and a most appropriate and
interesting program was given:
Chorus "Maryland my Maryland,"
chapter; paper, "Robert E. Lee,"
Miss Zena Payne; "The generosity
of Lee," Mrs. E. S Ivy; vocal solo,
Mrs. F. M. Boyd; "Last office of
Lee," Mrs. Harnet Kenny; "Life of
Jackson," Mrs. H. W. Crouch;
piano solo, Miss Sallie Dozier;
'Jackson the soldier," Mrs. J. R.
Kelly; poem, "Under the shade of
the trees," Miss Clara Sawyer; song,
"Stonewall Jackson's prayer," Mrs.
James White. A short while was
spent socially and tl\e hostess as
sisted by Mesdames W. P. Yonce
and J. D. Bartley served fragrant
hot coffee with whipped cream,
sandwiches an.I cake.
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Boatwright
entertained a number of relatives
with a wpend-the day party, last
Mi^s Lilla Courtney of Leesville,
and Mrs. Mattie Toney of Granite
vi 1 IP. have been guests of Mrs. J.
Mr. Zobel of Newberry has been
the guest of -his daughter, Mrs.
Mrs. Bettie Ready has gone to
Americas, Ga., for a two months
stay with her sister.
During the-week of prayer that
was observed recently here by the
women of the Baptist mission so
cietv the offering amounted to $65.
, Mrs. J. A. Do.bey lias bien quite
sick for the. past .week or more.
?MUs^ki.lia Oppenhimei;, of Rich
kitson these two being class males
at Hollins institute. On Friday
evening Miss Watson complimented
her friend? with a 6 o'clock dinner,
and twelve wer? gathered around
the festive board.
On Friday evening the movies
which have shown here for the past
month at the opera bouse weae giv
en under the management of the
Mary Ann Buie chapter, the mana
ger allowing the organization half
of the door receipts. The popular
price of 10 cents was used and one
ticket was given Lo every child who
sold 10. As a consequence there
was a good house and 830 was tak
Lee and Jackson day was observ
ed at the grad 2d school at the chap-;
el exercises, the 3rd grade of Mrs. |
L. C. Latimer, and 4th, Miss Clara I
Sawyer conducting this. The read
ings and other selection were splen
did and well given, and the songs
were especially bright and inspir
Mr. Leon Stansell has given to
the library of the school 40 vol
wmes, which were no doubt greatly
appreciated as this is one of the
needs in this room.
f The two committees who are
working to get the auditorium sup
plied with the new style op^ra chai?
are doing good work and it is j
thought ere long the required num
ber will be subscribed for.
The children of the Confederacy
celebra?ed the birthiay of Lee and
"Jackson in the home of Miss Essie
Lybrand. The president, Miss
Clevie Moyer, conducted the meet
ing and later Miss Frances Turner
the historian took charge, papers on
ie "Life of Lee," by Miss Bessie
^an, and "The life of Jackson,"
by Miss l?ettie Waters being given.
The hostess served a ?weet course.
Dr. and Mrs. B. L. Allen and
Master Ben Lee, spent a few days
of last week in Salu?a with Mr,
and Mrs. Joe Allen.
Miss Maud Sawyer entertained
on Saturday afternoon in a most
delightful manner the affair being
in compliment to Miss Julia Oppen
heraerof Richmond, Va.
The remains of Mrs. W. L. Seig
ler who died at Aiken last Tuesday
were brought here and intered in
the Mt. of Olives cemetery beside
the grave of her little daughter,
Kathrine. The cause of her death
was a cancer and every means were
resorted to for her rento ration. Dr.
and Mrs. Seigler lived here for scv
Death of Mr. J. E. Holme?.
Friday morning: at ll O'C'?O?
Mr. J. E. Holmes, known by
large number of friends.aa Unol
Erve," died al his hpme in the Co
Hers section. He bad been sick f?
more than three months, being:
victim of Bright's disease. M
Holmes was- tho coroner of tl
county. He served four years an
was re-elected last summer for ai
other term. About two weeks as
he received his commission for tl
second term. He was a Confedera!
veteran and has always taken an a
tive interest in those things that ai
dear to the hearts of men who woi
gray uniform in the sixties. N
man in the county was more bighl
esteemed or more genuinely beloi
ed than was Mr/ Holmes by hi
neighbors and friends who kne
him best. He always had a emili
kindly word and hearty clasp c
the hand for those with whom h
Mr. Holmes was a m? rober, c
Red Hill church, from whic
church the funeral was held Saturda
afternoon, his pastor, the Rsv. ,
T. Littlejohn officiating. He WE
one of th? leading members of tl
Red Hill Masonic lodge and wt
buried bv his brethren of the lodgt
He is survived by his wife, si
daughters, Mrs. Patience Parkmai
Mrs. Mary Quarles, Mrs. Ros
Hammond, Mrs. Katie Koss, Mn
Nellie McDaniel and Miss Lillia
Holmes, and three sons, J. S., I
Ki and C. R. Holmes.
The union meeting of the thir
division will meet with Parksvill
Baptist church January 30-31.
11:00: Devotional by nioderatoi
fl 1:30: Enrollment of delegate
1st Query: Church loyalty, J (
Morgan, Graves McDaniel.
2nd Query: General condition o
our country: churches, W R Parks
J. P Nixon..
12:,3: Adjourn for dir: ncr.
3rd Query: Are we giving for thc
advancement of God's kingdom a?
he has prospered us,J M Bussey,J C
Harvely, Jim Garnett.
4tb Query: Having a divine Dur
pose in our christian life. P U Bus
sey, Lutber Bracknell.
?Sunday morning Sunday schooi
in usual order.
Missionary sermon by Rev. P B
Adjourn one and a half hours foi
1:30: Song service.
5th Query: How should the
church deal with non attendants,
J G McKie, Dr. Blackwell.
6th Query: What ought to be the
christian attitude towards the liquor
traffic, T G Talbert, J M Freeland.
S. T. Adams.
I eral'i'ears about six years ago, rnov
I ing to their farra near Aiken. Mrs.
Seigler had many warm friends here
who were pained to learn of ber
death. She was a member of this
Baptist church and while she re
sided here was identified with the
organizations that pertained to
good. She was a true Christian wo
man. Besides her husband she
leaves three sons.
The last meeting of the Apollo
music club was held in the home of
Miss Zena Payne on Friday after
noon, the meeting arranged in al
phabetical order. During the busi
ness session conducted by the presi
dent, Miss Willis. The chief matter
was to decide to send something
from the club to the Belgium fund,
the plan being presented by Mrs.
F. M. Boyd. The ?dub will in the
near future give a musical and at
the time a silver offering v will be
taken. The master studied was
Frederick Chopin, Mrs. F. L. Par
ker, acting as leader with the fol
lowing program: ''Biographical
sketch of Chopin," Mrs. M. T. Tur
ner; ''Characteristicsof his music,"
Mr?. James White; "Plis friend
ship with Geo. Sand," Mr?. Ja.nes
Strother; valse, Miss Nina Ou/.ts;
polonaise, Mrs. J. M. Cullura; vocal
solo, Mrs. F. M. Boyd; nocturne
G minor, Mrs. T. R. Hoyt; prelude,
op 28-No. 21, Miss Gladys Sawyer.
The club now numbers 21, and a
short while was spent with the
members in social chat during
which time a salad course with
coffee and whipped cream was
served by Misses Frances and Bes
sie Ford Turner.
The Baraca Class Entertain
"New occasions teach new duties;
Time makes ancient gooda ur couth
We must upward still and onward,
Who would keep abreast with truth.
This is an age of originality,
many respects, an age of inventi
genina. when this gift has been a
plied to enterprises great and ama!
and in the degree that it is new a
original, it is successful.
On Friday evening the Bara
class of the Baptist Sunday scho
entertained all the members of t
church and Sunday school with
programme of music and talks'
the main auditorium of the'churn
ihe occasion being a shower for th
?lining room and kitchen of t
At 8:00 o'clock a large crow
:i sse m b 1 e d, each bein gi
with them some useful article as
previously designated on the invi
t?t ion. Dr. Janies S. Byrd, presi
<liM?i of the Baraca clas9, took charge
<>f the exercises, announcing the .va
rious numbers on the. programme.
Several choruses by members of the
fia ra ca class.and others were greatly'
enjoyed. The invocation w&s made
by Rev. J. lt. Walker of the Meth
The solo by Miss Miriam Norris;
was full of its usual inspiration;
Mr8. J. R. Tompkins presided at
the organ. A pleasant feature of
the programme was a violin 30I0 by
Miss R?sela Parker.
Prof. C. C. Rosa, teacher of the
Baraca clas3 gave a very cordial
gieeting to the audience, and Miss
Florence Mtmax gave a ' selection,
"Old Year Memories." Mr. A..S.
Tompkins made one of his humor
ous and entertaining talks .. .on
"Showers" that brought good; cheer
to the listeners. After all '^fesjin?
teresting programme; had been Hn^
i ished, and even souvenirs, with^B?^
jraca and the date written
had been distributed to all,
crowd present, Dr. Byrd.
thai ali the audience" VG?
? ? tig]
sealed, and were made iti?p
by the Baraca class of a raosl^?^ j
lightful sweet course of fruit cream
and cake. After this each one re-'
repaired to the infant class room j
where they viewed the splendid ar-j
ray of articles, dozens of plates,:
cups aud saucers, dishpans, dippers, j
bowls, spoons, glasses, coffee pots,
waiters, indeed everything, both j
small and large, that could possibly j
be needed for a church dining room, i
Among the large articles were live !
tables for the dining room, which
were contributed by various mein- .
bers in collections of three or more ?
Some of the friends of the other ?
churches very generously sent arti- ;
cles as a contribution and evidenced
their kindly feeling, which was '
Mr. W. D. Allen has rented the
Griffin Hill residence and the ad
joining farm and will occupy the j
residence this year making of it a I
delightful bachelor's retreat. Fri
day night he will entertain a large j
number of his friends in royal style, j
the following being a copy of the
very unique invitations that have
Who? Wad D. Allen.
Where? Griffin Hill.
What? House Warming
When? Jan. 29th, 1915.
Bring something for the house.
8:30 p. m. to 6:30. Have to go to
work at 7 a. m.
Edgefield, South Carolina.
Mrs. Fannie Tompkins enter
tained a number of her friends at
an elaborate dining on Thursday
of last week. Those present were
Mesdames James E. Hart, A.. E.
Padgett, Abner Broadwater, Mamie
W. Tillman, E. J. Norris, J. W.
DeVore, J. L. Mims, N. G. Evans,
J. S. Byrd and M. A. Taylor.
The members of the Baptist
church will hold another confer
ence next Sunday morning imme
diately after Sunday school. Ai that
time the report of the committee ap
pointed some time ago to suggest a
suitable pastor to the church will
be received. A full attendance of
the membership is desired.
^^^Hpchool "Improvement asso
ciai Vj?r./fcas already accomplished
i?-Mit^y?Vy commendable things
(??in/iihi- organization last fall.
IH^Hvan by observing "Clean
t^j'i- which proved to be quite
?'?^ess'j and enabled the various
eomm?'Utpn to" take an "inventor;
t?t'ihWn?v: year and findjjoutfjusl
what bactjto be done, t:?:;
A splendid "entertainment, was
?rtvc?Ma?br?Rtmap which afforded
nH^^tb the children and the
fl^^Hnkl replenished the treasury
BBg^llfpeveral of the committees. !
^@3Bp|a4/ae will be used for out j
dai>:./V;Ti]?vements} such as repair-)
^?e^ce, eic, and another for
r tg%f ail floors in the ?nie
V:.-,--- . i
H Hf?'^0 ,nost important need-;
"pasing one was electric
?Usn ps had to be used ai
?Ejfe/enti'rtai::m--nt. The as
--ri-. ?n Slaving l>e''n off-?vd a j
' iuoSinentby the electrician, !
il<; ,10'gb to work at once and
\r-M k>?;h?'??gliU at a small cost
rl ....lng-been done, it wa< d
oid-? I : iv at,the best means of rais
:i;V: 'irj&apt from all the people
Jfl WK^-? canvas of the town.
T?xWrap'^Btious committees ap
p^int^for that p-vpose will begin
th?s- w?k or early ne:'t week, call
ing ati?OTery home and business
pl??e'.?'Ol' any amount which can be
.'^j^^anvaa is an entirely unsei*
fish Undertaking and every canvass
er ?'should.' be met with a smile and
a.substantial evidence of apprecia
tion, -be '.jjt small or large. It is
much-'aasie* to give than to ask some
one ei-;e to do so, so save thesa la
dies or gentlemen any embarrass
ments^^ the smile and the
mptfeyif'i?d^ when they call.
He wail erad?nated in medicinp
from the College of Charleston, and
practiced for years. He was one of
the founders of the Bethlehem Bap
tist church at this place, anti for
over 30 years deacon in it, serving
also aa chm ch clerk until he be
jame blind a few years ago.
The railroad station here was
named for him, and for years he
served acceptably as agent and post
master, only giving it up on account
of bis eyesight failing.
Dr. Meriwether belonged to a
family noted for its intellect, cul
ture and Christian character.
He married Miss Martha Lanham,
who died some years ago. Of six
children born to them, only adaugh
ter, Mrs. F. L. Middleton of this
place, and a son, Mr. J. G. Meri
wether, of Allendale, survive.
Dr. Meriwether was a prominent
Mason, and will be buried with Ma
sonic honors in the Bethlehem cem
etery at this place.
Miss Jennie Evans of Florence
visited Edgefield last week, and
was instrumental in enlisting the
ladies of Edgefield in the Belgian
relief work, through Mrs. N. G.
Evans as chairman. On Saturday
afternoon a very encouraging num
ber of ladies gathered at the home
of Mrs. B.B. Jonesand a permanent
organization was effected, the vari
ous sections being divided into cir
cles of a dozen or more to continue
this work as long as there is need.
More detailed information will be
Popular Young People.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. 'May have
been the recipients of many social
attentions since their recent mar
riage. They were entertained on
Saturday evening at tea at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lott, and
on Sunday were honor guests at an
elaborate dining with Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Allen.
Union Service ancTWorld Peace.
We urge our people of every
denomination to meet in a nnion
service at Edgefield Methodist
church next Sunday night at 7:30
to plan to help bring about a last
ing world peace.
J. R. Walker.
R. G. Shannonhouse,
Belgium Relief Association.
On Saturday P- M. the Indies of
Edgetield mei with Mrs. B. B. Jones
for the purpose of forming a Hel
arium Relief Association.
The organization was divided into
six circles (five in the town and one
in the country) with a chairman at
the head of each,'circle.
Mrs. R. A. Marsh wast appointed
chairman of Circle No. 1, tln'Jfollow
ing ladies forming this circle: Mes
dames J. I). Holst? in, J.G. Edwards,
B. B. Jones, B. Cantelcu, S. A. Mor
ral!. Ida Sheppard, J. B. Kennedy,
O. P. Bright, J. E. Hart, J. ?.
Rives, Ed Rives, Wallace Tomp
kins, Kate Cbeatham, Ella 'Pomp
kins, Marie Sharpton, Lovick Smith.
Walter Holstein, J. H. Cantelou,
Luke May, Gus Corley, Miss Grace
Tompkins, Miss Padgett, Miss K ite
Samuel, W. B. Cogburn. Carrol
Cogburn, Mrs. N. G. Evans.
Circle No. 2-Mesdames C E
M av, .1 A Townsend, C A Griffin,
E S Johnson, H A Smith, J H
Tompkirr, E C Bailey, Susan B
Hill, Arthur Tompkins, W IV
Adams, Kate P Dennis. J W Peak,
Joe Holland, M A Taylor, McG.
Si niki ns, Allen Samuel, J 0 She
pard, B E Nicholson, P P Bla?ock,
Misses Sallie Parker, Charlton Do
zier. Sarah Collett, Sophie Dobson,
Airs R. G. Shaunoiihouse.
Circle No. 3-Mesdames N M
Jones, Kate Lynch, Charlton Lynch,
Allie Kinnaird, W T Kinnaird, A
E Padgett, R C Padgett, J H Por
ter, R L Dunovant, J W Stewart,
Kate K^maghan, C H Key, W A
Hart, R C Timmerman, Henry
Medlock, J H Carmichael, Jerome
Timmerman, O B Anderson, J II
Allen, W E Lott, M y Wells, Jesse
Hart, Misses Bessie Parker, Lena
Holstein, Misses Bee.
The other circles will be publish
ed later. j
The first work of the organiza-1
tion will- be to send a box of cloth- :
jag and canned goods to be shipped]
^om'^pW A.. 1>. .0. j
; AH mamh.erH are ''req'a'???ed " ' ;<;?>' "
send ^contributions of the above
named articles to the home oTufrs/
Et. A. Marsh on Saturday January
The most delightful afternoon
function held in Edgetield for some
time was the auction bridge parh
which was given by Mrs. Charles
A. Griffin Wednesday afternoon <
from four to six. About the six ta
bles which had been arranged
by the hostess were some of the
most gifted players in Edgetield.
the score showing that Mrs. T. J.
Lyon excelled during the game
which entitled her to the first pnz .
a cut glass atomizer. The consola
tion prize fdll to the lot of Miss
Virginia Addison. At tho e.lose ol'
the spirited game Mrs. Griffin serv
ed au elaborate salad course with
Alcohol, Its Victims and Assail
Alcohol is a double, deadly, irri
tant, narcotic poison, and is found
in large quantities in wine, beer,
whiskey and many patent medi
Statistics compiled by insurance
companies show that 440 deaths out
of every 1,000 deaths, nearly one
half of the deaths that occur, are
due to alcohol. Applied to this
country, over 680,000 deaths per
year in continental United States,
or over 72f>,000 per year in the Uni
ted States and its possessions. In
other wolds, alcohol is killing our
people at the rate of nearly ,2,000
men a day every day in the year.
The Army War College at Wash
ington made an investigation of the
destructiveness of war. The com
parative figures show the appalling
fact alcohol is killing off as many
Americans every year as all th^
wars of the world have killed in
Applied to the whole white race,
we find that alcohol is killing 3,500,
000 white men every year; five
times as many as have been killed
in war in 2,300 years; so that stated
mathematically, alcohol is ten thous
and times more destructive than all
the wats combined.-Hon. Rich
mond P. Hobson.
The weather and roads have be
come thread-bare as topics of con
versation. One seldom hears either
D. A. R. Delightfully! Enter
, tained. Birthday PartylFor
J. Roper Moss. Other
Mrs. J. C. Day and Miss'Orrii
Sabe Miller were joint hostesses for
the D. A. R. on Friday afternoon
last, at the horne of Miss Miller,
quite a goodly number of the oaugh
ters were present and an interesting
program was retidered. Miss Ruth
Salter read a well prepared paper
on * The direct causes of the Revo
lution" and Miss Louise Coleman a
paper ''Did Washington aspire to
be Ring," was thoroughly enjoyed.
Much business was discussed and
then asocial hour was enjoyed when
the lovely hostesses served an ele
gant luncheon in a beautifully dec
orated dining room, the delicons
fragrance of the narcissi and hya
c.ynths permeating the entire house
lloor of the home. The next meet
ing will take plaee with Mrs. Wal
Saturday afternoon was one of
merriment and jollity for the chil
dren of the neighborhood, when
they gathered at the home of little
J. Roper Moss to celebrate his
birthday aniversary. Many inter
esting games were enjoyed, till the
handsome little host led the way in
the dining room, where a feast and
a picture of loveliness awaited them.
Everything was in crimson and
green and the large birthday cake
with its five crimson tapers bespoke
significantly the age of the little
tr os i. It was a real pleasure to watch
these rollicking frolicing children
as the good-byes were said their
beaming faces indicated that each
one returned home to dream sweet
ly of this happy joyous occasion.'
Miss Ora Taylor from Saluda as
tjierguey t o f M rs, ^sJS^JSiS^tSSSL
to the hospital in Coi
urday. Many anxious hearts are
prayiug earnestly that this beloved
young l)t. will soou return home
fully restored to health.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Posey, Mrs.
Wallace Wiso and Mrs. J. R. Moss,
formed ae.ongt.uial party foran au
tomobile trip to Augusta on Tues
The home of Mr. Bob Smith was
i scene of happiness ind festivity
>n Thursday evening, the occasion
being a party given by bis beauti
ful young daughter Ruth.
Miss Sade Long will have as an
ittractive guest for the coming week
Miss Nellie Cleckley from North
Augusta. From what,we have learn
ed from our young men friends, we
?"eel that it is our duty to warn Prof.
ijongtogtM. in an extra supply of
iU.rs. Leslie Kidson was the chann
ing hostess on Thursday evening
when she entertained a number of
'ier friends at progressive Hearts.
Mr. J. H. Courtney spent the
week-end with his family, and all
of his friends were happy to see
Mrs. Monroe Swearingen enter
tained a congenial number of friends
on Thursday at a lovely dining
complimentary to Miss Cato and
Mrs. Shealy from Monetta.
Miss Mamie K. Dobey from Au
gusta had numerous friends who
were, delighted to have her among
them during the past week. During
her visit she was the guest of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Padgett
have moved from the Johnston sec
tion and are now occupying the
Courtney homo on the Aiken road.
Evelyn Inez is the name of *
lovely baby giri who has arrived to
become an inmate of the happy
home of Mrs. Rudolph Swearingen.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis had as beloved
visitors for the week-end Mrs. J. N.
Fair, Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Wal
ter Miller, Mrs. Emma Atkins.
Mrs. Julia Holland spent part of
the past week in Augusta with her
neices Mrs. Charlie Baird and Mrs.
Mary K. Chatfield.
Mrs. Braodus Knight will go to
Washington in a few days, to spend
the month of February.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Posey and
Mrs. W. 13. Posey have returned
fn>'Ti Crescent City, Fla., whore
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