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On Friday evening in the opera
house the cantata, 'A Saloon less
Nation in 192U" was given by one
hundred and twenty-eight young peo
ple .and children.
The county prizes in the essay
contests were awarded during the
first part of the evening, the four
prize winners being as follows:
Miss Florence Mims of Edgefield
High School five dollar gold piece
for best essay on "The benefits of
prohibition in South Carolina," and
two dollars and a half for the sec
ond best, won by Miss Nellie Bry
ant of the VVay?'.ros8 school, Miss
Ruth Cain, teacher. The first prize
of a five dollar gold piece for the
best essay on "Why the cigaret
smoker fails" was won by Dewey
Carver of Wimberly school and the
second prize by James Porter ol
Edgefield graded school.
On the platform were Dr. Pen
dleton Jones, Mrs. T. H. Rainsford,
superintendent Scientific Temper
ance Instruction department, Mr.
J. L. Mims and the foiir prize win
ners. The prizes for the High School
subject were awarded by Dr. Jones,
and the graded school by Mr. Mims.
The first scene was participated
in by about sixty children and was
the most brilliant and spectacular
scene ever presented in the opera
The tableau "Hang 'em on the
dry line" was a splendid presenta
tion of the 18 dry states, made plain
to the audience by little Elizabeth
Lott who enjoined uncle Sam to
"wash old South Carolina next."
Uncle Sam immediately put the old
?potted state in the tub and we all
believe we will have all the blots
on tbe fair old state clean by Sep
Professor Ross was a typical uncle
Sam, and Miss Abbie Bryan render
ed the pa-t of Columbia with beau
tiful effect. A very wise head re
marked that this cantata should be
carried all over South Carolina as j
it was better than any sermon or j
lecture on the subject which could
The second scene brought upon
the platform the various classes of J
people in America who were effect
ed by this evil and their views. The j
United States army was represented;
the Indians, the negroes, and last
came a company of young ladies
bearing on their breasts the names
of the suffrage states and saying in
concert, "We wane national prohi
bition, we want woman's suffrage,
"we want a saloonless nation, we
want a stainless flag."
The culmination and climax of
the program was the entrance of
fourteen little girls, as "Home,
sweet home" wa? sung, conveying
?the idea that all the effort was
for the happiness of the home
and the saving of the children. The
audience joined in singing America.
About $77 was made.
D. A. R. Meeting.
The Old 96 District Chapter, D.
A. R. held its regular monthly meet
ing on Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Bettis Camelon. The
?ession was devoted entirely to busi
ness, after the opening exercises of
prayer by the chaplain a.nd the sing
ing of America by the chapter.
A report from the Revolutionary
graves committee showed that twen
ty-eight graves of soldiers who had
fought during the Revolution and
who were represented in this chap
ter had been located. Application
blanks for government markers for
some of these graves have been re
ceived and the next duty of the
chapter will be to see that these
headstones are placed. The commit
tee consists of Mesdames B. E.
Nicholson, Maggie T. Hill and D.
As it was the close of the first
year's work of the chapter very sat
isfactory reports were heard from
the retiring regent, the registrar and
the treasurer. Each of these reports
showed the chapter to be in a flour
ishing, working condition. Three
new members were voted in. Misses
Hortense Padgett, Pearl Padgett
and Natalie Padgett. As soon as
their papers are approved they will
be entitled to all of the chapter
The election for officers was no tv
in order. On account of Mrs. Wood
son's having returned, to Augusta
and consequent inability to serve the
chapter in capaoity of regent anoth
er year, it was found necessary to
.elect a new regent. Mrs. N. G.
Evans was unanimously elected.
Under Mrs. Evans' leadership it
goes without saying that the chap
ter will grow and prosper. The oth
er chapter officers were re-elected
with the exception of recording sec
retary which office Mrs. Evaus had
formerly held. This office was giv
en by unanimous vote to Mrs. J.
"W. Peak. The officers for the en
suing year stand as follows: Regent,
Mrs. N. G. Evans; vice-regent, Mrs.
B. E. Nicholeon; recording Eecreta
? rv, Mrs. J. W. Peak; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. W. C. Tompkins:
registrar, Mrs. W. H. Allen; his co
rian, Miss Sarah R. ?Collett; chap
lain, Mrs. J, L. Mims.
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn presented
an invitation to the chapter to
join with the Johnston chap
ter in the celebration of Flag Day,
June 14. The meeting will*be held
at Mrs. Cogburn's home. This invi
tation was accepted. A. A. W. j
Mr. Reel's Condition.
The friends of Mr. W. T. Reel
and everybodjT is his friend-are
greatly concerned about his condi
tion. The sight in one eye was total
ly destroyed but the latest informa
tion from the hospital in Augusta
leads his friends to believe that the
sight in the left eye can be partially
restored. We sincerely hope so.
Mrs. Barker's Picnic.
Mrs. E. Barker is one of the most
active and most faithful members of
the Baptist church and also one of
the most loyal Sunday school work
ers. She never growa weary in
well doing. Prompted by the de
sire to give pleasure to the members
of her Sunday school class and too
to arouse greater interest in the ?
work of the class, Mrs. Barker
gave the 15 girls of her class a pic
nic Saturday. A large wagon was
engaged and the bottom of body
filled with straw, affording a com
fortable seat for the joyriders.
In addition to the basket dinner
that was served, Mrs. Barker pro
vided iced drinks. The day was
very pleasantly spent on the meadow
along Beaver Dam to the
rear of the home ot Mr. J. H. Reel.
The members of the class are great
ly indebted to Mrs. Barker for the
very pleasant outing.
Children's Day at McKendree.
The Methodist Sunday-schools are
always very enthusiastic in their
work among the children, and an
nually a service in May or June is
devoted especially to them- Last
Sunday a number of schools in our
county observed Children's Day.
The following is the programme
for the McKendree school:
Processional, with children car
rying banners and singing, Marian
Dorn, "Our Country's Flag. Emily
Ouzts, 4'Our Christian Flag." The
prayer was offered by the pastor and
a statement of the day's meaning
was explained by Mr. J. M. Shaffer,
superintendent of the school.
Salutatory, "Soldiers of Strife
and Peace,"" John Shaffer.
"A Wish," Loyd-Turner.
Music, "The Son of God Goes
Forth to War." Dolly and Pearl
Concert Recitation for Begin
ners, Ivey Corley, Roselle Hall.
Song, "We are Little Soldiers,"
Lizzie Dorn, Mary Hali, Viola Col
lins, Fannie May Corley, Ruby
Boozer, J. C. Hall, Hey ward Tur
ner, Alton and Carrol McCary, a?d
"A Hero," Melvin Shaffer.
"Put on the Whole Armor of
God," Heyward Turner, Alton Mc
Cary, J. C. Hall, Carrol McCary."
Song, "Victory Through Grace."
"The Sword of the Spirit," Alice
Dorn, Mabelle Boozer, Ethel Stroud,
"Papa's Letter," Emmie Buz
"Little Soldiers of the King,"
lannie May Corley, Lora Ti m mer
man, Mary Hall, Osborne Glauzier,
Emily Ouzts, Viola Collins, Lizzie
Cradle Roll Reception and Exer
"The Dearest Gem of All," Ruth
Greeting Song by Beginners,
Emily Ouzts, Ellen Dorn, Roselle
and Mary Hall, Grace Timmerman,
Ruby^Boozer, Pearl Stroud.
Cradle Roll Song.
"Giants to Fight," Herbert
Stroud, Alice Dorn, Mattie Tim
merman, Ruih Collins,Ruth Stroud,
Nellie Timmerman, Grace Dorn,
Ethel McCary, Viola Murrah, J.
Song, The Fight is on.
Opening Speech, Carrie Timmer
Temperance Exercise, Pearl and
Dolly Stroud, Mary Hall, Emily
Ouzts, Emmie Buzhardt, Ruby
Boy With Temperance Banner,
Girl With Flag, Mattie Timmer
Song, "The Gallon Must Die,"
The following boys and girls
gave their views in one verse on
the evils of the saloon: Herbert and
Clara Stroud, Velma and Carrie
Timmerman, Fannie Ouzts, Ruth
Stroud, Ruth Collins, Ethel and Jl
O. McCary, Lizzie Dorn, Mabelle
Song, "VV'11 Turn Down Our
"The Voice of Thy Brother's
Blood," Clara Stroud.
Exercises, "I've a Story to Tell
the Nation," by the following :
Clara and Herbert Stroud, J. 0.
McCary, Velma, Mattie and Carrie
Tiramerraan, Fannie Ouzts.
Selection, "So Much to Do at
Home," Fannie Timmerman.
Onward Christian Soldiers.
New Club Organized.
South Edgefield has organized
an Optimist Club to keep away the
monotomy of war times. The club
is entertained every other Friday
night by the different members.
There are about 25 enrolled with
Miss Naomi Prescott, president and
Miss Evelyn Edmunds vice-presi
dent. Unlike most clubs, cards
are not the feature of the evening.
Hut good wholesome merriment and
music take the place of cards.
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. David Yonce.
We the members of the Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
Resolve, 1st. As God has seen
fit to remove from our union and
community our beloved member
and christian friend Mrs. Josie
Satcher Yonce, that we as a union
and community deeply feel our
loss and humbly bow to his will.
2nd. That Mrs. Yonce was a
lovable, consecrated christian, al
ways willing and glad to give her
time and self to the promotion of
God's cause. May we so sorely
miss our sainted pister that we will
strive to follow her example.
3rd. That we miss her presence
as a loyal member of our union and
our church work. We especially
prize her christian and motherly
spirit, shown to all her friends and
4th. That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to her bereaved fam
ily, to The Palmetto White Ribbon,
and to The Edgefield Advertiser,
and that a page in our records
be dedicated to her memory.
Mrs. Mary E. Cullum,
Mrs. H." W. Jackson,
Mrs. Butler Derrick.
I Beligious Notices. I
"The witness of the spirit" is
subject for next Sunday morning at
Methodist church at ll o'clock. One
of the great Johns for Sunday night.
Service begins at 8:30.
At Trenton this Sunday Rev. P.
P. Blalock will preach in the Pres
byterian church at 11:15. Mr. Bai
ley is attending general assembly at
Newport Newe, Va.
Several encouraging services have
been held at Methodist church dur
ing May, six members received, a
larger number than usual commun
ing, 100 at Sunday school and a
fine Children's Day service.
Good steady position for Sales
men to sell Factories, Garages,
Stores, Dry Cleaners, etc., Mil
waukee Tank Works, Milwaukee,
I am agent for the Carberry
Water-Seal Canner. This canner
has four big points of merit:
It is simple, scientific, safe and
The Cai berry Canner has been
purchased in ten state agricultural
colleges for use at lectures and dem
It economizes time and labor. I
shall be glad to show them to those
persons in the county who need a
canner. Write to me at Clark's
Hill, S. C.
Annie Mae Mirna.
Southern Railway Schedule.
Premier Carrier of the South
Reduced Fares From Edgefield
$5.40 Savannah, Ga., and Return
Account May Festival, Grand
Lodge K. of P. of Georgia. Tick
ets on sale May 17 to 21 inclu
sive. Final return limit May
$5.45 Charlotte, N. C. and Return
Account Mecklenburg Indepen
dence Celebration. Tickets on
sale May 18, 19 and 20. Final
return limit May 22, 1915.
$8.70 Richmond, Va. and Return.
Account United Confederate
Veterans Reunion. Tickets on
sale May 29 to June 1 inclusive.
Return limit June 10, with ex
tension to June 30, 1915, by de
positing and payment fee 50 cents.
$15.40 Charlottesville, Ta. and re
turn. Account Summer School,
U. of Va. Tickets on sale June
20 to 28 inclusive. Return limit
15 days with privilege of exten
sion to Sept. 30, 1915, by depos
iting and payment of fee $1.00.
J. A. TOWNSEND, Ag't.
Edgefield, S. C., or Magruder
Dent., Dist., Pass. Agent, Augus
Man ?Takes His Own Medicine
] Is an Optimist.
He has absolute faith in his med
icine-he knows when he takes it
for certain ailments ho gets relief.
People who take Dr. King's New
Discovery for an irritating Cold are
optimists-they know this cough
remedy will penetrate the linings
of the throat, kill the germs, and
oper the way for Nature to act.
You can't destroy a Cold by super
ficial treatment-you must go to
the cause of the trouble. Be an
optimist. Get a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery to-day.~3
White Man With Black Liver.
The Liver is a blood purifier. It
was thought at one time it was the
seat of the passions. The trouble
with most people is that their Liver
becomes black because of impuri
ties in the blood due to bad physic
cal states, causing Biliousness*
Headache, Dizziness and Constipa
tion. Dr. King's New Life Pills
will clean up the Liver, and give
you new life. 25c. at your Drug
Tor Weakness and Loss of Appetite
Thc Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drivrsout
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
ar>H we Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c
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We call the attention of our customers and friends to
our larpe stock of spring and summer goods. Every
department is full, bought from the leading manufac
turers, and we have marked it very close.
Can Save You Money on
Dry Goods, Notions, Slippers, Oxfords
Men's and Boys'Suits, Hats
Underwear and Neckwear
Ladies' Ready-to Wear Goods, Hosiery
Come and inspect our goods before you make your
purchase. It will be a pleasure to show you.
As we need money we will divide profit with you m
order to get the cash.
IMUKASHY BARGAIN HOUSE
^fext Door to Dunovant & Co.
Edgefield . South . Carolina
The harvest season is here, and we
can help you to make the harvesting
We sell McCormick Mowers and
Binders and attachments for binders.
We sell Dain Mowers and Rakes.
We carry a complete steck of repairs for McCormick,
Deering, Osborne and Dain Mowers.
Full supply of Binder Twine on hand.
Be independent of cradlers and the expensive method
of saving grain by hand. Let us sell you a binder on
One-Third Cash Balance
in Two Years
Hundreds of farmers can afford to own a binder
when it can be purchased at a reasonable price, and on
such reasonable terms. Come in to see us.
STEWART & KERNAGHAN