EDGEFIELD, S. ?., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1915
High School Commencement.
Civic League Organized
Johnston Without a
The commencement exercises of
the High School will begin on Fri
day evening, the 21st, the musical
recital taking place at this time. The
sermon will be preached by Rev.
Mr. McLeod of Trinity Episcopal
church, Charleston, and on Monday
' evpning Dr. Cromer of Newberry
will address the graduating class.
The young women of the graduat
ing clase will this year, wear thc
robes and caps.
A Civic League was organized
here and the following officers were
elected: President, Mrs. S. J. Wat
son; vice-president, Mrs. F. M.
Boyd; recording secretary, Miss
Eva Rushton; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. M. T. Turner; treasurer,
Mrs. Wilmot Ouzts. A second meet
ing will be held at an early date and
fuither plans made for the organi
zation. With this movement on foot
we hope to some day be known as
the ''City beautiful."
Miss Josephine M obley has been
th- recipient of many pleasures ar
ranged by thoughtful friends, and
the affair of Friday afternoon plan
ned oy Mrs. J. L. Walker for her
was opp rep'ete with happiness and
good will. Invitations were extend
ed to about OL? friends, and in spite
of the inclement weather nearly all
were present. But "April cold, and
with dropping "rain, bronght apple
blossoms and lilacs again," for the
interior of the home presented a
lo val y spring time effect. Mrs. J.
Neil Lott welcomed the guests and
after pleasantries in the parlor all
passed into an adjoining room,
which was buta transport to Japan.
The room was softly lighted with
Japanese lanterns and everywhere
were the apple blossoms and lilacs.
Jspajjese maids. Misses. .Or le na
Cartledge and Mand Sawyer, charm
ing in costume served tea and sand
wiches which were enjoyed seated
on cushions. Miss M obley occupied
an honored seat and a miniature
brutal couple, little Helen Walker
and Nelson Keesee, came in as Men
delssohn's march was heard and they
presented her with a gift box, doing
this in rhyme, the box containing
many pretty handkerchiefs from
loving friends present. All seated in
Japanese style, were served with
a wmpliug sweet course, the cake
being in pink and lilac, by Miss
Luelle Norris, Virgie Courtney and
Miss Mary Walker stood nearby
the bride-elect and kept the Josh
sticks burning. This is said by the
Japanese to keep off any evil from
one going on a journey. The guests
reluctantly bade their hostess good
bye for she had given them not on
ly two hours of pleasure, but also a
trip to Japan.
Easter Sunday was a bright and
beautiful day, and the services at.
the Baptist church bore upon this
glad daj\ Special music was ar
ranged, with two anthems, "Risen,
a glorious king," and "I know that
my Redeemer liveth."
Tho monthly sacred concert will
be held on Sunday evening at the
Baptist church at 8 o'clock.
Master Burrell Boatwnght enter
tained a number of his little friends
with an Easter egg hunt on Satur
day afternoon at his home "The j
cedars." The rain prevented the j
planned hunt in the grass for eggs
but just as good a time was had in
the house, and after each child had
found as many as their hands could j
hold, gaines and other childish j
sports were indulged in. The jelly, j
whipped cream and cake which wis
served was very tempting to them.
The past week contained many
social pleasures and one of the most
beautiful in each detail was that of
Tuesday, when Miss Alma Wood
ward entertained in compliment to
her sister, Mri. W. L. Whittaker
whose marriage waa a happy event.
Miss Josephine Mobley was also an
honoree. Violet was the predominat
ing color in the decorations, the
lights being of this shade alsx The
hostess was assisted in receiving by
Miss Maud Sawyer, and af.er the
arrivals progressive cards were
enjoyed,the tables being designated
by number in violet? and on fach
table was a dainty violet basket fill
ed with bonbons Mrs. F. li. Wil
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
First Annual Training School
for S. S. Workers.
The first annaal training school
for Sunday school and B. Y. P. TJ.
workers of the western district will
be held in the auditorium of the
First Baptist church, Greenwood,
April 11:16. The western district
includes all the Baptist churches of
the Abbeville, Ridge, Aiken, Lau
rens, EdgefiVld and Reedy liver as
sociations. The lecturers and teach
ers in the the school will be as fol
lows: Miss Margaret Frost, Elemen
tary expert Baptist Sunday School
board, Nashville, Tenn.; Rev. J. C.
C. Dunford, associate Sunday school
secretary, state mission boardf of
Virginia; Judge J. J. Gentry, Ex
General secretary Baptist Sunday
school work in Kentucky, now su
perintendent Baptist hospital, Co
lumbia; Rev. B. H. DeMent, D. D.,
formerly professor Sunday school
pedagogy, Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, now pastor - First
Baptist church. Greenwood; Rev.
Thos. J. Watts, Sunday school and
B. Y. P. U. secretary, South Caro
lina Baptist State convention.
All workers who attend the school
will be entertained in the Baptist
homes of Greenwood without cost
to them. Those who will accept the;
hearty invitation of Greenwood j
Baptists to attend the training
school will please to notify Mr. H.
A. Graham, Greenwood, at once
The courses of instruction will cov
er all the departments of the Sunday
school, as the beginners, primaries,
juniors, intermediates, seniors and
adults. The subject of Sunday
school pedagogy will be taught by
Dr. DeMent, while Miss Frost will
deal with the work of the beginners,
primaries and juniors, their physi
cal, mental, social and religious
characteristics and needs. Mr. W.ttts
will discuss and teach all matters
pertaining to the intermediate, sen
ior and adult pupils. Rev. J. C. C.
Dunford will teach the course in
class organization, teaching and
management of the senior and adult
departments. Mr. Watts wiltrvlso
teach ihe B. Y. P. IT. manual. This
school is to be like the one just a
a few days closed in Columbia. The
Columbia school attracted very wide
attention and was declared to be the
best course of instruction in ?he
work of the Sunday school ever
given in South Carolina. Hundreds
attended the classes and lectures
daily. It is expectsd that the work
ers of this section of the state will
display the same sort of enthusiasm
as was displayed at Columbia. Pro
grams' have been sent to the pas
tors and superintendents of all the
churches of the several associations
above named. Here is a great oppor
tunity and it should not go unim
proved. Those who decide to attend
should be present on Monday by
4 p. m. and remain until after Fri
day evening. The opening service
will be on Sunday afternoon April
ll, at 3 o'clock. Those who cannot
come for that service will lose no
regular class work as the classes be
gin OD Monday afternoon. Do not
miss this treat.
B. H. DeMent, President,
Greenwood, S. C.
Thos. J. Watts, corresponding
secretary, Columbia, S. C.
Baptist teachers association of S. C.
Honor Roll of Mt. Zion School.
First Grade: Maggie Lee Reece,
Mildred Pardue, Nona Franklin, J.
Second Grade: Brontee Padgett,
Sallie Carpenter, Mattie Franklin,
W. A. Pardue.
Third Grade: Retha Padgett,
Corrie and Maggie Ruth Smith.
Fourth Grade: Martha Lee
Franklin, Addie Smith, Sallie
Fifth Grade: Sammie Carpen
ter, Annie Mae Reece, Dewey
Eighth Grade: Lillie Mae Pad
geH, Addie Belle Franklin.
Ninth Grade: Marie Padgett.
Let us supply you with seed Irish
potatoes that bear the stamp of
government inspection, which is a
guarantee against diseases that at
tack many potatoes. We have thc
Early Rose, Bliss, Irish Cobblers
and other popular varieties.
Penn tfc Holstein.
If it's a box of candy you want
for your girl Easte?* we have it.
Just received a fresh shipment of
Morris candy by express.
. Collett ct .Mitchell.
NEWS FROM TEXAS.
Season One Month Late. Corn
Acreage Increased and Cot
ton Decreased. Cotton
To The Advertiser: I have been
thinking for some time I would
write a letter, but have kept put
ting it off, until I read Uncle Ive's
bitter in the last week's paper. I
was getting very ur.oasy about him
for I know he loves to talk and I
thought that if he did not have
some good listeners to talk to he
would have to write. Well I was
glad to hear from him and hope it
will not be so long between times
in the future. I see you are having
winter back as well as weare. Thisis^
the last day of March, and we would
have had frost this morning if it
had been clear last night and the
wind had not been blowing so hard.
The season is about a month late.
?I have been living here forty-eight
\earsanditis the latest spring I
have ever seen. The buds on the
tt-es are just beginning to show.
The fanners here planted corn
about two weeks ago, and I am ;
am afraid they will get poor stands,
as the ground was too wet to plant j
go)d and we have had some hi^h
north winds. I am afraid it bas
dried the ground ont so it will"not
come up until we have some rain. ?
There will not be as much cot
ton planted here as there was last
year. Most of the farmers are in
creasing their feed crops, but some
landlords want every thing in cot
ton and if the renters plant corn
or oats they want six dollars an
a?r?rent. Nine-tenths of the far
mers have nad to buy the most of
their corn for the last four or five
years, and that is the reason that
six and a half cents cotton has huit
us so bad. Our corn crops have
been failures for five years.
I have weighed over forty-olie
bund red bales of cotton here tb: a,
season and it wa* the best lot "'A*''1
cotton I ever saw. There were
about thirty-five hundred picked
without any rain and out of a hun
dred bale shipment you would never
rind more than ten or fifteen that
graded as low as middling. But
Uncle Sam refused to help the far
mers, and let the speculators have
the money to buy the cotton at
about six and a half cents and sel!
it at twelve to twenty cents. Well, 1
suppose it is good enough for them.
Maybe they will learn not to believe
everything the office hunters tell
them. Hoke Smith promised the
voters of Georgia if they would re
elect him he would fix up things sn
they would get twelve and a half
cents for their cotton. Well, be
was elected, and what did he do?
Voted against everything that would
benefit the common people. We
have got to learn to keep such men
at home if we ever expect to have
any laws passed for the benefit of
the laboring class.
I expect I bad better close as I
occupy too much space. I will write
again when spring opens up and tell
your readers how we are getting
along in Texas.
W. J. Rochelle. .
A Treat in Store.
This approaching Saturday, April
10, the Rev. C. T. Walker, pastor
of the Institutional Baptist church
of Augusta will deliver in our town
an oration on the Emancipation.
The speaker is a celebrated colored
minister of Augusta. Quite a lar?.e
number of the winter tourists
amoiiir the whites attend upon his
services each sabbath in that city.
Having always had a desire to hear
this silver tongued orator, and
knowing .something of him by repu
tation, I shall arrange my plans to
be present. He enjoys the distinc
tion of having a multitude of
friends both among whites and
blacks. This general popularity has
enabled bim to erect a new church
the cost of which will reach the
enormous sum of one hundred thou
sand dollars. With anticipated pleas
ure I am looking forward to the
coming of Saturday. And I am sure
that we will all be repaid for at
tending this ocension. B.
Try one of our ladies genuine
Panama .Shapes at ?1.28, they are
equal to any $4.50 Panamas else
Farmers Discouraged. Master J.
V. Boswell Entertained
Friends. Seed House
fhe people around here are dis
aged over the cold weather. In
it seems as if the farmers are
ling it now-a-days. However,
farmer if you. do not succeed
rsl, try again.
The grain seem* to bi growing
some de pite the inclemency of the
Messrs. C. R.- Swearingen of
Trenton, George Ward of Lincoln
ton, Ga., J. V., and Roy Cooper of
?orth Augusta m ule a flying trip
to Modoc Friday being the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Roswell.
We are glad to know our little
friend Fred Bussey is improving
ajter a severe attack of pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Kim Holmes visit
ed relatives in Parksville Sunday.
Our pastor Rev. Warren preach
ed a beautiful sermon on last Sun
day evening at this place. Modoc
should be proud of her young and
gifted minister and let each of us
help him in his great work by at
tending services regularly.
Mr. and Mrs. Warren McDaniel
and Mr. and Mrs. Grover McDaniel
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mr. ingraham Ward and father
of Georgia spent Sunday night at
the home of Mr. Winchester Mc
The friends of Miss Lucile
Weathersbee regretted very much
to see her return to her home last
Tuesday after teaching the school
'here. I guess some of the boys are
V Master J. V. Boswell entertained
his little friends last Saturday after
noon very pleasantly with an egg
Jfunt.*Notwithstanding the inclem
ency of the weather they enjoyed it
fe$ the fullest, playing games, eating
cakes and candies awd finding bun
ny's nests. Oh, the merry fun of
childhood. The joyous plans of boy
hood and girlhood. How they fill
the memory with pleasant pictures.
What would each of us give to cast
aside care and return for a while to
I our childhood days once more.
I Mrs. A. V. Bussey and son are
visiting relatives of -Augusta.
Fire destroyed several seed houses
I Three Splendid Opportunities.
There will be three rally meet
ings of the three divisions of Edge
lield association beginning Sunday
April 18 at Mt. Creek. At this
meeting the programme is as fol
lows, and needs no further comment
to arouse enthusiasm and great in
The devotions will be conducted
by Rev. J. R. McKittriok, pastor of
t.he church, beginning at 10:30.
10:45, '*A glimpse of the Holy
Land," Mrs. Mamie Tillman.
11:15, Address, Rev. John Lake.
Collection for judson Centennial.
1:30, Devotions, Rev. John Lake.
2 p. m.. Talk to Young Women,
Mrs. Geo. Davis, Supt. Y. W. A.
for S. C.
3 p. m., "A message from
China," Mrs. John Lake.
Thc same programme will be re
peated at Republican church on
Tuesday April 20, except the intro
ductory exercises. This will in
clude T.he missionary societies of
the 2nd division.
On the 21st at Plum Branch the
third division will hold their ral 1 v
meeting, Mts. G. M. Sexton divi
dion president in charge. Tho same
speakers will attend eaeh meeting.
To all of these occasions the pub
lic are cordially invited, men, wo
men and children, and this will
give ali the people of Edgefield
county an opportunity to say good
bye to our beloved missionaries, Mr.
and Mrs. John Lake.
' Landreth's Garden Seed.
When in need of garden seed.
Irish Potatoes, Corn, Onion Sets,
etc., let us supply your wants.
W. E. Lynch cfc Co.
Remarkable money-saving prices
during this month: Fifteen pifies
of Messa?ne silk, in all shaoes.
81.00 values, at 75 cents. One lot
of hulie.-.' .Ni:; hose at cents.
Mr. Thurmond Appointed Dis
The announcement was made
from Washington yesterday after
noon that President Wilson had
appointed the Hon. J. William
Thurmond district attorney for :he
newly formed Western District of
South Carolina. Mr. Thurmond
richly deserves the honor which has
thus been conferred upon him. He
is a lawyer of distingnisded ability
and will discharge the duties of dis
trict attorney in a manner that will
reflect credit upon himself, upon
his county and upon his state. The
people of Edgefield rejoice with Mr.
Thurmond over the honor which
has been conferred upon him, for
Edgefield county is honored by hav
ing one her sons selected for this
The following sketch of Mr.
Thurmond was published in The
State this morning:
J. William Thurmond of Edge
fiold, the newly appointee of Presi
dent Wilson to the district attor
neyship of the western district of
South Carolina, was born May I,
1862, in Meriwether township,
Edgefield county, and is the son ot
George W. amt Marv Pelter Thur
mond. He was reared on a farm, at
tended the common schools of his
community and afterward the Cur
ryton high school and the Univer
sity of South Carolina.
Mr. Thurmond taught school and
read law at home and entered the
law office of Sheppard Bros. in Oc
tober, 1887. He was admitted to the
bar in January 1888, and located at
Edgefield, where he has practiced
For several years Mr. Thurmond
was attorney for Edgefldld county
and was elected to the house of rep
resentatives in 1894, and while a
member nominated Senator Ullman
for the United States senate. Mr.
Thurmond made a minority report
whieh was adopted after a hard
tight, relieving the state of a con
siderable bonded indebtedness which
he did not think was just.
Mr. Thurmond was elected solici
tor of the fifth judicial circuit in
1896 and was re-elected in I960
and voluntarily retired from this
office at the expiration of the second
term. Mr. Thurmond served as spe
cial judge under an appointment of
Gov. Ansel. He is a member of the
Baptist church, a trustee of the
Edgefield high schoool and a direct
or of the Farmer?' Bank. He owns
large farmiug interests in the*coun
ty and has a lucrative law practice.
Mr. Thurmond has participated
in a number of important cases. Ile
was an ardent supporter of Wood
row Wilson for the Democratic
Mr. Thurmond was married in
December, 18tl8, to Miss Eleanor
Gertrude Strom. They have six
Marriage at Red Hill.
Mr. J. H. Parkman and Miss
Fannie Holmes were married yes
terday at Red Hill church by pas
tor Rev. J. T. Littlejohn. These
young people are very popular
among their large circle of friends
who wish for them a long and use
There has been quite a good deal
of corn planted in this community.
The oats are not looking we i but
with the warm April sun there will
be a change for the better.
We have an all-wool boys' b:ue
serge pants, sizes 6-1S, the kind you
pay $2.00 and $2.20, at $1.00.
Picnic at Park's Mill. Miss Parks
in Augusta Chronicle Con
test. Repairing Baptist
Rain! Rain! Rain! It looks like
it will never stop raining, so that
the farmers can go to work.
Miss Rosada Talbert delightfully
entertained several of her friends
last Monday evening.
Mr. Ernest Moore of Mt. Craghan,
S. C., has arrived, to spend the
week-end with friends.
A crowd of young people went
picnicing last Thursday, April 1, at
Pirk's mill pond.
Misses Rosada Talbert, Kathleeu
Parks and Marie Blackwell made a
lour of the Red Hill and Rehoboth
flection last Thursday, Miss Parks
being a contestant in the Augusta
We are very proud of the fact
that we are repairing our Baptist
church now. Also that we have
preaching services every Sunday
morning and evening by our belov
e3 pastor, Rev. John Warren.
The many friends of Mrs. W. G.
Blackwell will regret to hear that
she will leave Monday morning for
the Margaret Wright sanitarium,
Augusta, Ga., where she will re
ceive special treatment.
Mr. Harry Faulkner of Augusta,
bas returned home after a short vis
it to Mr. 0. M. Redd.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parks return
ed home Sunday after a very pleas
ant visit to their daughter, Mrs. H.
Drennan of Troy, S. C. They report
little Miss Drennan doing nicely.
Mrs. J. M. Bussey was suddenly
called to the bedside of her mother,
.Mrs. Connor of Orangeburg last
week who was very ill with pneumo
nia, dying before her daughter ar
rived. We extend our heartfelt sym
pathy to the bereaved.
Mrs. T. P. Robertson and Mrs..
W. J. Talbert, two dearly beloved
ladies in our town had the misfor
tune of breaking iheirn arms. We_
are glad to report them convales
Cadets Mitch Edens and S. W.
Talbert of the B. M. L spent a few
days last week at the home of the
Dr. Joe Osborne of Lawndale,v
N. C., is here for awhile doing den
tal work. We hope to have him
with us permanently.
Miss Agnes Dell Harvely has re
turned home after a delightful visit
to relatives in McCormick.
Miss Mae Stone has returned to
her borne in Red Hill after a visit
to ber sister, Mrs. W. Brown.
Mr. R. E. Logan returned home
Our school is doing n?eely under
the supervision of three excellent
teachers, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Shealy*
and Miss Sue Salham.
All Noises Eliminated.
Atlanta, Ga., Apiil 3.-Unneces
sary noises which are likely to dis
turb passengers in sleeping cars,
placed in stations for occupancy
during the early hours of the night,
have beeu put under the ban by
the Southern Railway.
Rigid orders have been issued in
regard to the ringing of bells by
switch engine? and loud talking by
porters and other employees, for toe
suppression of unnecessary noises
has been inaugurated by Vice
President and General Manager
Coapman. At stations where sleep
ing cars are placed notices were
posted as follows:
"Sleeping car berths on this train
are prepared for occupancy at
(time) Kindly avoid all loud con
versations or other noise in or
around sleeping cars after that
The results have been so satis
factory as to eliminate almost en
tirely complaints from paMsengers
arising from annoyances of this
Try one of our men's $10.00
suits, and you will timi its jest as
good as the one you pay |?18.c0 for
Our millinery department is filled
up with the cream of the season.
We are receiving new goods two
and three ti m es a week. Don't buy
your hat until you sc- our line.
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