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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JANA?RY 6, 1915
Sacred Concert. Apollo Music
Club Laboring For Belgians.
Quiet Home Wedding.
U. D. C. Meet.
The services at the Baptist church
on Sunday evening were greatly en
joyed, this being the hvst o? the sa
cred concerts, and once a month this
delightful feature will be repeated.
Mr. F. M. Boyd is musical director
with a choir of about 20 voices. Fol
lowing is the program: Organ and
flute duet, "To a wild rose rose,
Miss Willis, Mr. Boyd; anthem,
"Crossing the bar;" prayer, Dr. A
T. King; hyrau, "Give of your best
to the Master;" offeratory, scripture
and sermou, Dr. King; vocal solo,
11 "Confider the lillies, Mrs. J. H.
White; hymn, "Crown Him;" vocal
duet "Ashamed of Jesus," Mrs. L.
C. Latimer and Miss Clara Sawyer;
anthem, "If He should come to
day;'' hymn, "Saved." The orches
tra which has been playing in Sun
day school, added volume and sweet
ness to the hymns when sung.
The Apollo music club ?rave a
concert on last Tuesday evening for
the benefit of the Belgian fund, the
affair being held in the honr3 of
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch. The
program rendered was most de
lightful each selection given hems:
a ?rem in itself. The orchestra kind
ly assisted and were g?nerons with
their encores. The inclement weath
er prevented some from attending1,
bnt when ? silver offering was tak
en, $12 was found to be given for
those stricken people.
On last Sunday afternoon Miss
Effie Hart was married to Mr. L.
W. Gaston at the borne of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Victoria Hart,
the Rev. J. H. Thacker officiating.
The marriage was in a measure a
SUTorise^o, man v f-jfigffi > Q n*
"witnessed by ouly the immediate
family. On Monday the happy
couple left for Peak, b. C., the
home of the groom, where Ive is en
gaged in business, having chai ge of
the electric plant o : that place. As
Miss Hart, the bride has many ad
miracle traits of character, and pre
vious to her marriage was stenog
rapher for six years for a business
firm at Macon, Ga.
The Mary Ann Biiie chapter, D.
of C., held the monthlv meeting in
(the home of Mrs. H. W. Crouch,
on Thursday afternoon there being
a good attendance. There were nu
merous matters for decision. The
annual flower show was decided up
on as the best means for reimburs
ing the treasury; but this year no
prizes will be offered, blue and red
ribbons substituting. Selecting a
speaker for Memorial day was acted
npon. The comnittees who have
charge of the different departments
in chapter work gave good reports
Mrs. M. W. Clark who has charge
! of the flower department, reporting
ia number of bouquets sent to the
?sick and a box of flowers to a mem
ber who is in the hospital. Along
j historical lines the chapter is doing
splendid work, the next historical
meeting to be held on Thursday af
ternoon 4 o'clock with Mrs. James
White, the subject to be concerning
Sherman and the burning of Co
Mesdames J. Neil Lott ari?'? ?~%??u
Toney entertained a nnmbfeir^r
?their friends with an "At home" on
Saturday afternoon, the occasion
being held in the home of the for
mer. There was a full response t?
.the cordialiinvitatioii8 and the hours
spent with these charming and en
tertaining hostesses were happily
spent. They were assisted in receiv
ing by Mesdames J. L. Walker and
'B. T. Boatwrigbt and Miss May
Watson. Progressive games were
i played and the honoree, Miss Julia
lOmohurdro, was presented with a
Idainty piece of hand embroidery.
?Puring the latter part of the after
noon an elaborate two course repast
.vas served, Misses Josephine Mob
ev and Marion Mobley assisting.
The Apollo music club met with
pirs. James White on Friday after
ioon, the president, Miss Willis
onducting a short business session,
i'be name of Mrs. H. W. Crouch
vas added to the membership list.
The masters studied were Liszt and
JrVagner, and Mrs. J. W. Marsh as
eader made the lesson very inter
ting and instructive. "Franz Liszt"
iva's Unrivaled as a teacher; he filled
jjjfeif- pupils with a great welling am
Syrup From Johnson Grass.
Recently Mr. Henry Hill sent us
a copy of the Southern Ruralist
containing an interesting article
from a farmer in Texas in which he
gave his experience with making
syrup from Johnson grass roots. To
us that is something entirely new
under the sun. Some persons have
found Johnson gra?s a great nui
sance when growing upon lands
that are cultivated in the usual Held
crops, while others find it valuable
as a hay crop. Put never before
have we heard of the roots of the
grass being utilized for making
syrup. If we remember correctly,
the Texas farmer stated that 600
gallons of syrup could be made
from an acre of Johnson grass.
Who'irbe the first farmer in this
section to try the experiment? What
say you, Mr. Hill? Try about a
quarter of an acre in Johnson grass
this year and send us 3own a quart
of the syrup next fall. We must
confess that we ate to some extent
a doubting Thomas, but a word
from our friend of the Cleora sec
tion, whether it is pro or con, will
settle all doubt.
Edgefield County Magistrates.
Governor Manning has made the
following appointments for magis
trate in Edgefield County:
First District-C. .E. Quarles,
Second District-Wallace W.
Third District-J. W. Cox, John
Fourth District-J. F. Pardtte,
Fifth District-J. R. Bodie, Plum
Sixth District-R. L Bodie, Cold
Seventh District-A. Gilchrist, R
F D, McCormick.
Eighth District-A. C. Ouzts, R
Our machinist is an experiencec
plumber and can repair gins, en
ginee, boilers and all kinds of ma
chinery. When in need of an expert
machinist call on us.
Edgefield Auto and Repair Shop
A fresh shipment of Buist's cele
brated garden seed just received.
Penn & Holstein
bition to do, to be, and become. We
will not say thai; Wagner was-bj
is. He lives immortal in his art."
Life andworksof Liszt, Mrs. James
Strother: piano "Love dreams,"
Miss Willis; Rhapsodie No. II,
Mrs. James Callum; character and
.works of Wagner, Miss Clara Saw
yer; duet march from Tannhauser,
Mrs. F. L. Parker, Miss Gladys
Sawyer; violin solo, "Oh thou sub
lime sweet evening star, Wagner,
Mrs. O; D. Black; seven song, Lo
hengrin, Mrs. W. F. Scott; prize
song, master singers, Miss Nina
Ouzts. After a short while of so
cial chat the hostess invited a}l into
the dining room where a delightful
salad course, followed by hot choco
late with cakes was served. Dainty
little boutonni?res were given each
The recital given by the music
department of the high school on
last Friday evening was delightful
Sind the full program was most
piea^ng, especially the choruses.
Miss Willis is a painstaking teacher
and the manner in which each se
lection was rendered reflected much
credit i?oth-to teacher and pupil
News was received here on Sun
day of the death of Miss Fannie
Levell of Newberry, a-sister el* Mrs.
G. A. Wright. When Mrs. Wright
resided here, |Miss Levell visited
her and made many warm friends
by her kind and gentle manner.
Mrs. J. W. Browne was hostess
for the members of the Pi Tau club
on Wednesday afternoon and two
hours were spent by the members
chatting and busy with fancy work.
Refreshments were a pleasant con
Mrs. James White entertained a
few friends last Tuesday, the day
being the birthday of her aunt, Mrs.
Harriet Kenuy. Mrs. Lou Carter ot
Aiken, and an aunt of the hostess
were the guests bf honor.
Mrs. J. A. Dobey is able to be
out among her friends after an ill
ness of two weeks.
Miss Sara Sawyer is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Tom Willis at Wiliis
Compulsory Education and Pro
hibition Referendum Are
Paramount issues. Tax
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 7.-With
two-thirds of the session gon?, the
general assembly i's in the midst of
one of the most important, measures
? rn the program for constructive
legislation. This is the local op
tion compulsory education bill,
which is one of the administrative
measures, and which, has behind it
the practically unanimous support
nf educators, press, and apparently
the people, for it was one of the is
sues of the ?ampaign last summer,
ni.d probably the majority of the
legislators who were elected had
this as one of the planks of their
The compulsory education bills
as they were introduced were based
on ?ie reverse local option, that is
the law would be put into effect un
less a majority of the qualified eleo
t.irs '>f (he school district or county
should petition for its suspension,
in which case it was to be suspend
ed for two years by the county
board of education. This feature
could, not command a majority sup
port in the senate and it was strick
en from the bill and an amend
ment put in, woich provides that,
before the law can be put into ef-|
feet in any school district it must]
first be submitted to the vote of theJ
people, an election to be orderejp
for- this district when one-fourth m0[
the qualified electors petition m\u
county superintendent for an e*leC3.
tion. This bill makes thc sc?j0ol
district a unit. The senate has*now
under consideration an amend?uent
by Senator Padgett, which \w,-0uld
strike out the provision in tule bill
calling for an attendance officeV, A
1 ni o t i o n by. |
^TleiiniTely postpone the Padgett
amendment will come up for con
sideration when debate on the bill
is resumed on Monday night at 8
It looked at one time as if the
fight between those favoring the
reverse loeal option and those fa
voring the referendum as a pre
requisite to putting the law into
effect, was going to kill the whole
compulsory education matter in the
house, but finally the two sides got
together and appointed a special
committee to redraft a bill for lo
cal option compulsory education and
report it on Tuesday.
The chief interest centers in the
fight for prohibition referendum,
which has passed the bouse and is
now pending in the senate. This
matter comes up as soon as com
pulsory education is disposed of,
and debate on the bill should begin
not later than Tuesday. The pro
hibition referendum would submit
to the people on September 14 th.
the question of whether or not they
want liquor sold in South Carolina.
The anti-prohibitionists or local
optionists have put a clause into
the bili so as to broaden the referen
dum to include the question of high
license, and it is believed that the
local optionists will first center
their efforts on the getting of high
license in tne referendum.
A bill putting into effect thc
Webb law, limiting the shipment
of liquor, will be considered along
with the prohibition referendum.
This biU has alreadv passed the
Another important administra
tion measure is the tax commission j
bill. This bill received a favorable
report in both the house and senate.
It was debated in the honsefora few
minutes last night and will be ta
ken up again on Monday night at
The ways and means committee
of the house will probably report
tue annual appropriation bill to the
house daring the coming week. The
finance committee of the senate has
been meeting with the ways and
means committee of the house and
holding hearings on the requests
for appropriations and when the
bill comes in its passage should
not take up a great deal of time,
for with the-careful work and the
earnest labors of the members of
these two all-important committees,
it is certain that the bill will have
been trimmed to the lowest possible*
calculation to meet the needs and
with a view to keeping taxes as
low as possible in this time of
Tribute to Mrs. Savannah Tim
merman of the McKLendree
May^^we not compare life as a
.journeyand lone or short it must
meander certain vicissitudes, ae->
compamed by miny ups and downs,
rough ,'foads, much suffering and
many anxieties and vexations. Du
ties anderes ponsi bi I i ties that often
seem insurmountable, are to be met
and frequently without help or syrn-j
p?thy.'f^nese an\some thoughts
that carrig to us as we learned of
the dea?j* of a most estimable old
lady, M% Savannah Timmerman.
who died at the home of her son-in
law Miy^Mouson Dorn near McKen
dree W^eflnesday morning, February j
:-], 10 is." Mrs. Ti in mc-rm an wa* a j
da ugh ter of the late Wrn. Mc Dow ?
ell and. lizabeth Ouzts and grand
daughter^ ol? Peter Ouzrs, father
of the Onzts family'in Edgefield
and Newberry counties.
In 1S+7 or 1848 she married Mr.
ThomaRj/fimmerman, son of Jacob
Timmerr?p. Mr. Thomas Timmer
man gay^his life to the cause of
the souili|||?; the conflict between
the stat?s>;.In the beginning of the
war lie Collated in Co. Iv., 14th S.
C. regiment, and was in active ser
vice wit;iv'|is regiment in all the
battles up to the time of his illness
at camp-(ijregg on the Rappahan
nock riveynear Fredericksburg, Va.,
wtiere?^ied in 1802.
#so. mariners, waffling a P?or
J\ widow 'willi the care of five "S?pLU
! ; children, a responsibility that
. : could bql:$be; met by self reliance
11 and a stout; hean in those harrow
ing days'gthat tried the souls of
brave men?nd fearless women.
In eariy^life Mrs. Timmerman be
came a member of Stevens Creek
church, arid; was ever loyal to the
j Baptist faith. She was a devout
! christianj?j?? 'her long life was
For many years she had expe
rienced mjuch suffering from chron
ic bronchitis and this, complicated
with an affection of the heart, termi
! nated in her death.
She outlived all of her contem
I porairies and God in his divine wis
dom and mercy added twelve years
to the three score and ten allotted
to man. Every member of her fa
ther's family have long since pre
I ceded her, though she is survived
I by the following children: Mr. N.
JT. Timmerman, Mrs. Elizabeth
i Rearden, Mrs. Sophia Pardue, Mrs.
I Lucinda Dorn. Thomas Trapp, her
j youngest child, died during the ear
I ly part of the war.
' Her remains were laid to rest at
Stevens Creek on Thursday after
j noon in the midst of a large con
course of sorrowing friends and
relatives. The officiating minister,
j her pastor, Rev. H. B. White, after
; reading' several Bible selections
I preached a very beautiful and ap
, propriate funeral sermon from the
j 116 Psalm. 15th verse. "Precious in
the sight of the Lord is the death
i of his saints.'5 He portrayed the
i character of a saint in contrast with
j those who are not saints and gave
I some beautiful illustrations of the
I line of thonght,the text suggested.
! He also paid a beautiful tribute to
the deceased who had fought life's
battles so long with child-like devo
I t?n, amidst trials and suffering.
I She was prepared to die; and want
! ed to die. And her life was encom
? passed with that faith which made
her death ''Precious in the sight ol'
W. I). ().
Card of Thanks.
We, brothers and sisters of the
late Perry Harling, desire to ex
press our sincere thanks to the good
people of Plum Branch who weie
so kind and thoughtful during his
late illness and death. Whenever
the opportunity is presented we
shall return this kindness in full
measure. Again we wish to express
our sincere gratitude to these kind
Mrs. J. N. Griftis,
Mrs. Emmie Eilis.
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.
( Woman's Christian Tempe
Monday afternoon at 3:30, Mr
Rainsford and. Mrs. Greneker ei
tertained the VV. C. T. TJ. at the ai
nual Fr?nces Willard meeting. .
large number were.. in attendant'
and tb,e occasion was very pleasan
Mrs. Peak conducted the ri eve
?tiona and Rev. J. R. Walker offei
ed the prayer,
^ Tn the business*. session Mrs/ ;]
W. Stewart read the minutes in th
absence of the fecretary, Mrs. W
A. Hart. A letter of acknowledge
ment of 56 pounds of me rob an el is
was read hy Mrs. W. S. Coglnm
from the secretary of the Bel
gian Relief Fund, Robert McCarter
Announcement was made of tht
coming of Mrs. Amy C. Weech
national lecturer and organizer o
the W. C. T. TL, the last of Febru
arv to spend several days in oui
The d??ath of Mrs. P. B. Day ol
Trenton was announced, Mrs. D.ij
having been one of the most active
temperance workers in our count}
for many years, and^at the time of
her death was leader of the Trentor
Loyal Temperance Legion.
The Frances Willard program
was as follows: A ??lection from
the Union Signal, "Why a Frances
Willard" was read by Mrs. W. L.
Dunovant and was a most eloquent
tribute to the greatness of Misf
Mrs. J. L. Miras made an expia
of the Frances Willard me
' moria?'-M. Mif Elizabeth
! Rainsford san^?^a?t?D!'^?3
[ appropriate vocal tWt^ e '
feet Day" playing ber
niment. Miss Onida Pattisr)^
lowed in her attractive manner wit
a selection "America for me." 1 .
Mrs. Rainsford read very effec
ive?y, a poem called Frances I
Willard, and .v. quartette was,sun
J. R. Tompkins, W. L. Dunovar
and Geo. F. Minis.
At the close of the Frances Wil
lard program two numbers of
cheering nature were given by Mrs
M. P. Wells and little Benjamii
Cogburn. Mrs. Wells' selection wa
"The south is going dry," a poer
which has been extensivelv publish
ed and is a prophecy of the earl,
coming of prohibition to our south
land, containing sufficient mild hu
mor to make it very attractive. Th?
audience was charmed with Mrs
Wells' rendition of this selection
! and her contribution thereby wai
I an added inspiration to the meeting
Benjamin Cogburn sang to th<
"It's ? short way to prohibition
It's the right way to go
. It's a sure way to bring salvation
! To the greatest land I know
; Let's all stick together,
j Let this be our cry,
! It'? a short, short way to prohibition
j And our nation will go dry."
The audience could not withold
..a demonstration at this encouraging
sentiment, and clapped most hear
Mr. Walker gave a few remarks
reminiscent of Frances Willard,
"aying that he had never forgotten
one remark of Dr. Carlisle as he
announced her coming to the stu
dents ol' W otford. He said that
Frances Willard was one of the
great minds of the century.
Miss Nannie Gunter of Bates
burg is never allowed to escape when
she comes to Edgefield, and was
j present this afternoon, and on the
j urgent invitation of the president,
?sang, "Thy will be done."
There were a number of visitors
present, but the most honored one
of all was little Frances' Willard
Johnson who was present during
the most of the meetiug, iud brought
with her a gift to the memorial
fund enclosed in an envelope and a
card bearing her name and her love.
This little lady was introduced
again to the union which she be
longs, and was most graciouslyre
ceived, and had a place of honor in
the arms of the hostess a large part
of the allernoon.
The climax of the meeting was
the reception of four new members
The hostess served a most daioty.
salad course with coffee and whip
ped cream. The souvenirs were cards
with pictures of Frances Willara
and a quotation from her writings
or lectures appropriately tied to
gether with the white ribbon bow,
the emblem of the organization.
The next meeting will-take pla?e
Match 8, with Mrs. W. ?. Cogburn.
"Fertilizer and Economy Day"
Will be Observed Here
Next Saturday, Feb
Cl?mson College, Feb. 6.-The*e
will be at least two speakers at each
of tbe meetings to be held in the
court houses of the State on Satur
day, February 13, which has been
designated "Fertilizer and Econo
my Day." Moreover, reports com
ing to Clemson College indicate
that in some counties it is proposed
to have more than two speakers for
the occasion. One part of the meet
ing will be devoted to discussions
of what fertilizers to use, when to
use tlnm and how much of. each
kind to use. The other part will
deal with matters of economy and
there will be an attempt to point out
lo people how they may effect real
savings on the farm and in the farm
At Clemson College an outline
has been painstakingly prepared for
use on Fertilizer and Economy Day.,
This outline treats of economy only
and discusses the true meaning of
economy, points out what i's bad
economy, and suggests ten impor
tant ways in which good economy
may be practiced in South Carolina,
Each suggestion is enlarged upon
in the outline, but the topics treat
ed, stripped of their developing
parts, are.as follows, only those un
der the .heading "Good Economy"
According to this outline, it is
1. To cut out all luxuries, espe
cially liquors, tobacco, new buggies
T^TtJ^c0^ and meat
such as ?tea aiicrV'. ?-.
by means of an all-the-year garden,
certain easily possible substitutions,
and a ration more carefully bal
anced to preserve health and
4. To save un food for our ani
mals by means of balanced rations
as worked out by experiment sta
tions, substitutions of cheaper feeds,
and permanent Bermuda grass-bur
5. To save on food for om plants
by means of winter legumes, sum
mer legumes, and winter grain and
ti. To save on dress bj dressing
a little less fashionablj', a little more
7. To spend money on the
house and the wife for a water
8. To spend on the orchard for
pruning and spraying.
9. To establish and maintain a
logical and practical system of
farming in accordance with Dr. S.
A. Knapp's Ten Commandments of
10. To co-operate with your
neighbors in organizations, iii breed
ing better live stock; in buying
food supplies, fertilizers and live
stock; in owning and using farm
implements, in beginning^ cream
and egg routes, in selling farm and
garden produce, in boosting your
community and living up to your
talk aboutit, and in a quiet cheer
fulness that approaches all tasks
with a faith undimmed and a cour
Card of Thanks.
We the children of the late la
mented Rev. J. P. Mealing take
this means of thanking his and our
friends for their kindnesses to him
and us during his la<t illness. And
for the respect shown to his remains
by the many beautiful floral tributes
placed on his last resting place.
W; E. Mealing,
S. L. Mealing,
John P. Mealing.
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Don't take the risk-you don't have
to. Dr. King's New Discovery
checks the Cold, soothes the Cough,
allays the Inflammation, kills the
Germs and allows Nature t? doher
healing work. 50c. at j'our Drug
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