Rally Meeting of First Division
at Mt. Creek.
Mountain Creek was the scene on
last Sunday of a most delighted oc
casion when the Woman's Mission
society and Young Woman's Aux
iliary of Mountain Creek were hos
tesses for the spring rally of the first
The great privilege was accorded
this division of having with us at
this time Mr. and Mrs. John Lake,
our missionaries, Mrs. Geo. E.
Davis of Orangeburg, state superin
tendent of the Young Woman's
Auxiliary for South Carolina, and
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman, vice-presi
dent of the wesnern division.
The visitors who came arrived at
Edgefield on the 4:30 train from
Denmark where they had attended
the institute of the western division
"W. M. 17. ind accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Mims left immedi
ately for the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Self under whose hospitable roof
a restful night was ?pont. These
kind friends have shown hospitali
ty lo similar parties on other occa
sions, and have in this way as well
as others, proven their sympathy
with the cause.
At 10:30 o'clock the devotional
service was conducted by Mr.
Collins, one of the pillars of Moun
tain Creek church who in every
way expressed his pleasure at hav
ing the day celebrated at this church.
The choir was composed of a num
ber of singers and among them many
young people who aided in the ser
vice of song.
Mrs. J. L. Mims, superintendent
of the W. M. ?. of Edgefield as
sociation, gave a few words relative
to the day's exercises and by way of
explanation, and Mrs. Tillman, on
request of the Mountain Creek so
ciety, gave some glimpses of the
Holy Land which! she had visited
dast summer. This portion of the
program was intensely interesting
and made a vivid impression on
those who heard it.
Mr. Lake was most heartily wel
comed to Mountain Creek, and gave
avery enthusiastic and practical
talk on missionary lines at the close
taking an offering for the Judson
'Centennial for which he has been
laboring many months under the
direction of the foreign mission
board. The collection in cash and
pledges amounted to about $65 and
will go to the Luther Rice publish
ing fund for ihe printing of testa
^jents in Chinese. On the previous
Sun?!5^-MfrL?l<e had organized a
missionary brot herhood around the
grave of Luther Rice at Pine Pleas
ant and this fund was begun at that
At the recess hour the ladies of
the church had an opportunity to
display their hospitality in another
and very acceptable way, that of
serving one of the most tempting
dinners ever Uid upon a table.
Everything was of (he very best
kind and in great variety. Among
the best was a jar of artichoke pick
les made by Mrs. McDowell, all of
which were consumed by two ladies
from Edgefield. They were the best
pickles ever made or eaten.
At the close of thc recess hour
young ladies were stationed at the
doors to ushur all the young women
and girls and as many men as pos
sible up to the front seats, where
they might the better hear and
profit by the afternoon program.
Mrs. Lake first gave in her Chi
nese costume some messages from
China, giving a few interesting facts
concerning her own life histoiy in
response to some previous questions
from interested persons in the audi
Mrs. Lake was followed by Mrs.
George E. Davis who spoke es
pecially to young women, making
a very practical, suggestive as well
as inspiring talk, giving the i leas
contained in the young woman's I
auxiliary work and tbe ideals lo be
sought and,attained. Everybody was
made to feel the dignity and possi
bility of this organized service for
At the afternoon session, Rev.
J. K. McKittrick, pastor of the
church, came in, having held a
preaching service elsewhere in the
morning, and greeted again the
guests, introucing the speakers of
the afternoon. He also made a plea
for missions and a second collection
was taken to aid in meeting the ap
portionment for foreign and home
The afternoon service was closed
with the singing by Mr. and Mrs.
Lake of a sweet and familiar song
in Chinese and the meeting came to
a close, and each one with reluctant
steps bade their adieux to each oth
er, some for a few days, many for
the last time perhaps. F. A. M.
War price on coffee. Wc are sell
ing a fine grade of green coffee
worth 15 cents for 12 1-2 cental pe r
pound. This opens the way to re
duce the high cost of living.
Penn & Holstein.
I Three Day Chautauqua Pro
FIRST DAY-MAY 3.
3:15-Forty-five minutes of fun
for children and grown-ups with
the Mysterious Merton, presenting
4:00-Humorous lecture on
"Grumblers" or "Evils of Worry
ing" by Dr. H. W. Sears.
8:15-Half hour of fun and mag
ic with Hal Merton.
8:45-Lecture, "More Taffy" and
"Less Epitaphy" or "The Crisis of
Life" by Dr. H. W. Sears.
SECOND DAY-MAY 4.
3:15-Concert by the Strollers
3:45-Entertainment by Ells
worth Plumstead, Impersonator.
8:15-A Medlej of Impersona
tions, grave and gay, by Ellsworth
9:00-Grand Concert by the
THIRD DAY-MAY 5.
3:15-Concert by the !LaDell
3:45-Lecture, "Elements of
Success" by George P. Bible,
8:15-Lecture "Life and Oppor
tunity" by Dr. George P. Bible.
9:00-Concert by the LaDell
The three-day Chautauqua pro
gram which opens in Edgefield on
May 3rd, is replete with interest
and interesting people. On the af
ternoon of the first day, forty-five
minutes will be given to magic and
mystery by Hal Merton of New
York. Mr. Merton is both a phil
osopher and a humorist. He keeps
everybody guessing. It will be an
afternoon of delightful enchant
ment for children and grown-ups.
He will be followed by Dr. H.
W. Sears, of Illinois, who is pne
big jolly bunoh of good nature, good
sense, and nonsense. If you have
the "blues/' the dyspepsia, or dis
couraged and look upon the dark
side of life, come and hear Dr.
Sears. If the first dose on "Grumb
ler," or the "Evils of Worrying"
doesn't core you, come out at night,
at 8:45, and hear him on "More
Taffy and Less Epitaphy." The
lecture will follow a half hour of
fun and magic by Hal Merton.
The Strollers Quartette, composed
of yonng gentlemen from various
parts of the United States, will give
their first concert. They will be as
sisted by Ellsworth Plumstead, who
has been aptly described as "the
fellow who is a lot of folks." The
Strollers will have their sweet Swiss
Bells, and the r delightful comedy,
making a medley of melody, im
personations and fun. These live
young men will appear' again at
night, at 8:15.
The afternoon of the third day
will be taken up by the LaDell Con
cert Company, composed of Miss
Deering, violinist and pianist, M:ss
Thom, vocalist, who is on her way
LO grand opera, and Miss LaDell, a
most gifted impersonator of child
hood on the American platform.
They ?will be followed by Dr. Geo.
P. Bible, platform manager, in a
lecture on "Elements of Success."
Dr. Bible, is a combination of wise
wit, and witty wisdom, and while
x capable platform manager, is an
equally able lecturer. At 8:1? that
night, he will lecture on "Life and
Opportunity," and will be followed
by the closing concert by the Ladell
Resolutions of the Young Peo
ple's Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church.
Whereas our Heavenly Father in
his infinite wisdom called from this
life February 21, 1915 the gentle,
loving, spirit of one of our mem
bers whereas we would give ex
pression of our appreciation of her
fait af ul service. We therefore re
con i the following resolutions:
First, That in the death of Mrs.
Maine Carmichael Medlock our so
ciety iias lost one of its most loyal
meru i ?era, and while we mourn her
loss u e bow in submission to our
Second, That by this dispensation
of his providence our society has
lost one of its most earnest and help
Th i ru, That we sympathize most
deeply wj?\ her devoted mother and
husband as a society desire to offer
this tribute of love and pray that
in this ti., mg time they each may
be comfoi led with a Saviour's love.
Fourth, That these resolutions be
placed in u ir minutes, a copy sent
to the family and to the paper.
#- *,. *
S id ie Minis, Pres.
Sallie Dunc vant,
Robert Blackwell Killed by His
Parksville, S. C., April 18.-The
citizens of this place were shocked
as well as battled over the death of
Mr. Robert Blackwell, of Wards,
S. C., which occurred here Friday
night. That he was shot by a pistol
in his own band is not doubted, but
whether it was accidental or inten
tional is the question that puzzles
i his friends.
Mr. Blackwell was here on busi
ness, when he received a long dis
tance to come to his home in Wards,
S. C., at once, that his youngest
child v\as very ill. He purchased a
ticket and, just before the arrival
of the train, stepped into the depot
toilet. A few minutes afterward the
i report of a revolver- attracted those
waiting for the train. The door to,
the room was opened, and Mr.
Blackwell was found or? tine floor
with a bullet hole through his tem
ple. His pistol la;> on the floor be
The concensus of opinion here is
that the shooting was accidental, as
no reason can be assigned for any
intention to shoot himself. The de
ceased is survived by his wife, who,
before their marriage, was Miss
Alice Brodie, of Augusta, and five
Plum Branch News.
Dear Editor: x\s I haven't seen
any dots from Plum Branch lately
I thought 1 would give you a few.
The many friends of Mrs. Fannie
Wells of Plum Branch regretted
to learn of her death which occur
ed at her home on Saturday
morning April 10.
Mi. and Mrs. B. H. Covington
spent Sunday night last with Mr.
and Mrs. P. L. White.
Mrs. J. T. Holliday and Mrs.
W. H. Parks were in town Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce White were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Clim Sunday last also Mr. and Mrs.
Horst Turnage. They reported a
Mw. B. D. Kitchiogs spent last
Saturday with her mother.
A MERCILESS JUDGE.
One Who Shows no Favor.
A merciless judge is Father Time.
Before him the weak and the want
ing go to the wall. Only thej?j&h
can stand. For years the following
statement from an Edgefield resi
dent has withstood the sternest of
Mrs. K L Lowe, Cedar Row,
Edgefield, says: "My back had
bothered me for months and I be
came weak and all run down. From
other symptoms, I knew that my
kidneys were at fault and as Doan's
kidney pills had rid another of my
family of kidney trouble, I didn't
hesitate to try them. They gave me
quick and positive .relief." No
On June 0, 1014, Mrs. Lowe said:
"I have had no occasion to use
Doan's kidney pills for some years,
as they cured me of all symptoms
of kidney disease. You may con
tinue to use my endorsement. I am
sure there is no better - remedy for
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's kidney pills-the same
that Mrs. Lowe had. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, Thos. H. Rainsford has
mado application uuto this Court,
'for Final Discharge as Admistrator
iii re the Estate of Mrs. Bessie T.
Kainsford, deceased, and as Guar
dian of John Rainsford, Benjamin
T. Rainsford and Floyd F. Rains
ford, on this the 21stiday of April
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court j
House, South Carolina,^on the 22nd
day of May, 1015 at ll o'clock .a.
m., why said order of Discharge
should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. E. C., S. C.
April 21, 1915.
We want the farmers to know
that we have just received a car of
Cerealite for top and kside dressing.
Send in vour orders.
W. W. Adams & Co.
DR, ' NOW ff Brr Hf ii y c
VMQ'Q HEH Ure PiLLS?
Tho Fi L's That Do Cure.
SS? W?Wj Papasen!
THE COUGH, CORES THE mines.
Buying Things You Should Grow
When we buy at?2o cvnts a pound
a strip of bacon or hain that we
might raise at home for 10 cents a
pound, what goes with the 15 cents
l'a pound difference? The man who
grew the meat and the middle man
get it, you say? Quite true, but in
so far as yon and I are concerned,
doesn't this 15 cents a pound repre
sent waste? Might we not as well
throw the money in the fire and be
done with it?
Then how about the fellow who
buys canned stuff instead of getting
it from his own gaiden and orchard;
who buys corn, hav, lard, syrup and
even butter? This is pitiful waste
waste that has too long held the
south in bondage to the supply mer
chant and the farmers of the north
That this is the worst kind of
waste, is proved by the fact that the
only cotton farmers who have ever
made anything 'farming h?ve been
the live-at-horae kind; and their
success proves too that not only
have they had their cotton as clear
profit at the end of the year, but by
rotating their crops and looking to
soil fertility they have been able to
make more cotton per acre.
Looking to the seemingly little
things now is going to prove a
mighty factor when the account is
rendered next fall. There is a royal
road to success, but it isn't paved
with store-bought farra supplies.
Let no chance be missed to re
duce the liability of disease. Now
is the time to prevent flies, mos
quitoes, ticks and other insects that
carry disease. A little attention
given to sanitation may save much
sickness and even death later.
The breeding places for flies and
mosquitoes should be destroyed.
F1?38 breed in filth. Garbage and
manure are the greatest dangers
By cleaning the stables and spread
ing the manure, keeping the poul
try house clean, much will be done
lo prevent flies from breeding.
Then arrangements should be made
to screen the doors and windows of
the farm home; the porches and
verandas should also be protected
from insects. Mosquitoes breed in
stagnant water, ponds, mud-holes
and vessels in the yard and at the
well. Care should be taken to pre
vent water from forming breeding
places for these pests. Most medi
cal authorities are agreed that mos
quitoes carry malaria. Prevent
these insects from carrying it into
The drinking water, the milk and
the closets are the principal sources
of infection for typhoid. This is a
very serious disease aud no effort
should be considered too great to
prevent it. Let every precaution
be taken to prevent it. Cleanli
ness now may mean much later on.
.Give special attention to the
(drinking water. Cleanliness will
be the first essential, both in the
home and on the home grounds.
Put your own house in order"
first, ihen talk the matter over with
j your neighbors. Siart a 'clean
jup" campaign in the neighborhood.
I -Farm and Ranch.
Go to see
Before insuring elsewhere. We
represent the best old line com
Harting & Byrd
At the Farmers Bank, E?gefield
Make the Old Suits
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
Edgefield Pressing Club
WALLACE HARRIS, PROP.
C?'.iS?i? . . " :::s ?Von't Curt
flic worst eas? BOJ II ? F hoir longstanding
are cured by th? te: ul, cid reliable Dr
rbrter'K Antis . : . 01,1. It relieve!
?ain and Heals at ?li imctime. ^c.SOcJ
Showing Receipts and Disbursements in Connection, with
Erection of New School Building in the Town of
Johnston, S. C., Under Special Act of the
General Assembly of South Carolina.
Sale of bonds.$25,056.00~
Interests on deposite._.-. 173.85
Sale of old building
B. F. Sawyer at public sale.$315.00
Mrs. N. M. Bartley at private sale._. 200.00
Special donation toward Library furniture_ -.- 46.70
Special from Edgefield county.-.- 300.00
Special from Local Board_. 519.35
Sheridan & Hart, balance on desks.$431.00
Bank of Johnston._.' 285.89 716.89
F. D. McNulty, contract.$21,552.00
Additions .... .......-. 328.82 $21.880.82
W. B. Toole & Co., heating and ventilating contract $ l,68p.00
Additions for sheds.:. 42.00 1,722.00
Brill Electric Co., wiring and telephone system con
Additions, telephone stations.-.- 50.00
Additions, fixtures... 194.00 624.0?
O. C. Steele Mfg Co., window shades. 103.35
G. Lloyd Preacher, architect for plans, specifications and super
Carolina Public Service Co., conduit connection from street to build
ing, and meter...- 70.82
Oiling and staining floors throughout building-.- 135.00
Total cost of building proper.-.$25,741.38
Furniture and equipment
Sheridan & Hart, desks, etc.$ 727.40 [
Library furniture (donated)..-. 46.70
Chairs for stage. 29.00 803.1*
Boring deep well.$ 318.00
Hauling in connection therewith.- 5.00
J. A. Clark, sanitation..- 80.00
V. E. Edwards, pipe, etc.... 80.34
Lombard, three castings for sewerage- 15.00 _
W. J. Hatcher, work on drainage of grounds... 48.6S1 ' 547.0*
Removing annex.-.-.- 125.00
Expense in connection with bonds
B. E. Nicholson, attorney..$ 100.00
Express on bonds to Chicago... 11.28 111.2?
JAS. A. DOBEY, S. J. WATSON,
W. M. WRIGHT, 4 WILBUR YONCE,
J. A. LOTT, C D. KENNEY, Clerk
J. L. WALKER, District Board of Trustees.
M. T. TURNER,
Local Board of Trustees.
EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA, )
April 12, 1915. S
To WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
This is to certify that I have carefully examined the accompanying ac
counts and vouchers, and find them correct and just.
W. W. FULLER,
County Supt. Education, Edgefield Co.
Car leaves every morning from Oregon
Hotel Greenwood, 8. C., at 10:30 A. M.
and arrives at Edgefield at 1:30 P. M.;
leave Edgefield at 3:30 P. M. and arrive
at Greenwood at (5:00 P. M.
Passengers will be taken on at Gaines,
Kirksev, O?zts Co. and G. T. Ouzts' Store,
Pleasant Lane, G. M. & P. A. Tinimerman
and H. T. Williams.
Fare for Hound Trip to Greenwood
$5.00-One Way $3.00.
G. T. OUZTS, Prop.
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